Zac Posen goes with smaller show at Plaza Hotel

SAMANTHA CRITCHELL
The Associated Press
Modified: February 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013
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Posen's separates caught the eye of Chassie Post, lifestyle editor of Gilt.com. Posen does particularly well on the site, she said.

"We saw several of these architectural stretch satin tops throughout and as separates were among my favorite pieces," she said. These grand tops seem a natural evolution from Posen's signature architectural gowns and were very strong paired with draped chiffon and velvet skirts, skinny pants, and even long sculpted evening skirts.

This collection was guided by "the mathematical equation of femininity," Posen said. He studied the science of how planets move and said he tried to capture that, hence the sharp shoulders mixed with curvy peplums.

The right models are a key part of Posen's equation, too, and some of them only do his catwalk.

"I adore my models. It's my family. ... I'm on call for them all year-round, they're always welcome at my home for dinner, always at my studio. It's very real and natural that way," Posen said.