By the time the clock struck 7:00 on Sunday evening, the fashion crowd was ready to get going. The sun was setting and the weather on the Avery Fisher Hall balcony at Lincoln Center was perfectly breezy -- bring on the Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2013 collection!
Except that 15, then 30 then 45 minutes went by and Posen's show still hadn't started. "Divas," a fellow show-goer said to me. "Must be those divas backstage holding things up."
He was probably right, because after about 45 minutes of waiting, the lights came on and out walked Zac Posen's first model of the night: Naomi Campbell. Following her were Karolina Kurkova, Alek Wek, Angela Lindvall and the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Coco Rocha, who presented the finale dress, a creamy, multi-tiered bridal look, to an awe-struck crowd.
There were other impressive elements to Posen's show, including an impressive array of current modeling stars (Lindsey Wixson, Hilary Rhoda, Isabeli Fontana and Posen fave Crystal Renn) and a star-studded front row (Kelly Osbourne! Lourdes Leon!) But it was the Supers in all their glory that stunned everyone, particularly because one had said she wasn't walking Fashion Week at all.
Coco Rocha, one of Posen's most loyal fashion friends, tweeted last Friday, "This September would have been my 17th season of runway, but I’m sitting it out to film The Face. :)" But Rocha's upcoming role as a mentor on "The Face," a modeling competition series airing on Oxygen next year, didn't keep her nor her "The Face" co-mentors, Campbell and Kurkova, from Posen's runway.
Which leads us to believe that perhaps Posen will play some sort of role in the upcoming TV series, too. Fingers crossed!
Check out photos from Posen's beautiful Spring/Summer 2013 show and all his super pals.