Zac Posen and friends, who are wearing his "Posen For Target" fashions
In a slow economy high fashion designers must be just as resourceful as consumers to stay afloat. Nowadays you can put together an ultra chic wardrobe at very affordable prices. Another celebrated name to hit Target is Soho born designer, Zac Posen. His line is available from April 25th through May 30th. For a decade this 29 year old wunderkind has dressed stars, including Naomi Campbell, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. He has a flair for drama and is best known for ruffled, party gowns and cute, sultry, short dresses that retail for thousands of dollars a piece. The majority of articles in his Target collection range from $40 to $80 and look very similar to his haute couture line. He says his inspiration is to give a girl the best summer of her life!*
In Manhattan a special pop up store opens 10 days before the collection launches at Target nationwide. It runs for 24 hours, starting at 11 p.m. on April 15th through 11 p.m. on April 16th and takes place at 481 Eight Avenue. What a great opportunity to pick up a fun, trendy outfit for a reasonable price.
Update - April 16th: In his Target creations, Zac Posen gives you lots of embellishments, such as hip pockets, zippers, cute pleats and soft, yet substantial fabrics. My favorites include the little ruffled dress above. (Selma Blair has it on.) The dress comes in two colors, red and black. Wear it with or without the ruffle for two different looks. The ruffle wraps around the bottom and is secured by snaps and hooks. The [$80] dress is easy to slip on and makes every waist look small!
I also like a pair of sateen, black boot cut trousers [55% cotton], a matching jacket and a knitted tuxedo body shirt. All 3 items are sold separately, but look spiffy together. [Costs for the ensemble: $140.] Zac Posen ... you are my new love!