Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013

Zac Posen is always about feminine elegance of the structured kind, but his pre-fall 2013 collection grabs the spotlight with even more drama than usual. With their billowed sleeves, fanned frills and fishtails, Posen’s gowns are not only red carpet worthy, they’re the kind that have a transformative power to draw a woman’s chin up high and install her with a kind of emphatic poise and grace. With these gowns crowing drama of operatic proportions, it’s no wonder the name Maria Callas came up as one of Posen’s inspirations.

As usual Posen’s peplumed bodices and structured fitted dresses get bigger and more show-stopping as the collection progresses. But whether it’s the final gown of nude-pink with its Princessely fountain of tiers, or one of the more pared back leather skirt suits, one thing is for sure: Posen’s woman always belongs on the stage.

You can see all of the Zac Posen’s pre-autumn / fall 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.