After so many designer collaborations, I'm withholding excitement for Zac Posen for Target. No matter how nice the dresses may look, most will have tissue thin fabrics (Rodarte). No matter how roomy the skirt, it won't fit my hips or it will be bum skimming (Anna Sui). No matter how much they claim to be "style for all," Target will limit the stores containing the selection to large cities. They'll limit the selection of key dresses further by giving them to starlets and editors. And of course, they'll open a pop-up store in New York before you can even get the pieces online, because New Yorker's are so hurting for shopping.But if I were a hoping girl, I'd be looking forward to the dresses. Zac Posen is a king in this realm, and his two formal dresses demonstrate that. (Bet the red one sells out before the collection is available nationally.) Still in the formal vein, the designer has crafted a striking slim suit. Some pieces feel very period like the 80s glam bathing suits and 60s mod trench. On the not so happy end of things, the gold fabric used for both a dress and swimsuits is just plain ugly as is the neon zebra print.
Zac Posen for Target will hit stores in April. (Jean Paul Gaultier comes out in March. Whither the pics, Target?)