Zac Posen has his eyes set on Paris for his spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection, WWD reports. Posen mentioned the possibility of showing his upcoming collection in the city of love, where "they understand his clothes."
When WWD called Posen for details, he explained:
"Doing a fashion show in New York with today's climate, is difficult." He added that in Europe, "my clothes are respected." Meaning that such is not the case in New York? "It's not just about respect," Posen said. "It's about the work the work I do, and who wears the clothes."
Paris seems like an interesting choice for the designer. As New York Magazine points out:
The Times accused him of being too big for his britches--a "showman trying to project a sense of grandness"--when he was just good at making dresses flattering to many body types. The Wall Street Journal painted him as a momma's boy with a mom who couldn't even say her son had "grown up" over the past year. His Z Spoke line is clogging the sales racks at Saks. Also, he can't get the time slot he wants for New York Fashion Week.
On the other hand, it did seem like Posen's collection for Target was well-received. Perhaps Paris is into colorful prints? Or will be sometime soon?