Fashion week is never with a dull moment and that applies off the catwalk as it does about the clothes. This season's drama took place at the Zac Posen show. As you've probably heard, Jalouse editor Jennifer Eymere slapped the designer's PR, Lynn Tesoro, at the show after things escalated when the editor was asked to stand and far from denying the allegation, Eyemere admitted it pretty frankly to WWD. Fast forward 72 hours, though, and Tesoro was in court filing a claim against her
According to court reports, the PR filed a $1 million lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court claiming 'assault, battery, emotional distress, slander and/or libel.' Eymere has since defended her actions saying that she wasn't trying to hurt Ms Tesoro (sure, because slapping someone across the face isn't intended to hurt them!), instead her aim was to humiliate her. Either way, if there's anything you can take away from this, it's think twice before messing with a fashion PR. It could prove pricey.
You can always expect a bit of a spectacle at a Zac Posen show; after all, the pieces are made for the red carpet, but this season the spectacle wasn't just about the clothes. Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance on the runway to open the show joined by Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova.
Rocha is a firm fixture on the Posen model line-up but her appearance came as a surprise as it was only last week that she said that she was taking this season off to focus on filming The Face. The fact that all three model judges walked in the show suggests that Posen may be involved in some way.
Are you excited for The Face to air and will you tune in?
The last seven days have a been a busy one for the fash pack in New York. Earlier on this week Olivier Rousteing hosted a party at Chelsea's Hotel Americano and today everyone is gearing up for the Met Gala but that didn't stop everyone from going out last night too. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Giovanna Battaglia attended Diane von Furstenberg's Meatpacking District studio to celebrate Amanda de Cadenet's new Lifetime series, 'The Conversation'. Outfits at the event were good but it was Amber Heard that stole the show in a strapless Zac Posen red and pink block coloured dress.
From being raised, since I was 21, on the road in America with the American women, [I know that] women have bodies. Women have hips and they have all different shapes. So I try to embrace that. I often think fashion tries to hide that or tries not to realize that, and I am totally about women feeling good ... That's hugely important to me.
Nobody does occasion wear quite like Zac Posen. It's no surprise then that this brand has become synonymous with red carpet dressing and has already popped on this award season and the Golden Globes and will undoubtedly make a fashionable appearance at the Oscars next month.
This season Posen - like a string of other designers - was inspired by Asian references, particularly Japan. Models came down the runway with what looked like a leaf detail in their chignons that felt reminiscent of traditional hair ornaments and obi kimonos came printed with Japanese floral prints and nipped in at the waist with obi belts.
Unlike last season, on the whole the collection wasn't a showstopper save the last few gowns. At times the over-the-knee length simple dresses and skirt suits felt a bit mumsy and unimaginative, which aren't words tat you would usually associate with him.
Nicole Riche in Julien Macdonald; Diane Agron in Giles; Emma Stone in Lanvin; Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen; Salma Hayek in Gucci; Lea Michele in Marchesa, Debra Messing in Monique Lhullier; Mila Kunis in Dior; Sofia Vegara in Vera Wang
Crystal Renn looked beautiful in this gold sequin Zac Posen gown at the opening of 'Anna Bolena' at The 2011 Metropolitan Opera Session last night but she looked different. Gone is her curvy shape and instead, Renn revealed a notably thinner psyche.
Over the course of her career, Renn has been a spokesperson for a healthy body image in modelling and has been happy to fly the flag for plus size models so he new look is unlikely to go down well.
After showing in Paris for the past two seasons, Zac Posen brought his collection back to New York last week. As you would expect, the collection was full of drama and was full of dresses that are desperately in need of red carpet moments.
The press have been harsh to Zac Posen over the last few years. His collections have largely been badly receieved by key journalists in New York leading him to up ship to Paris. But he hasn't completely turned his back on New York.
This week WWD revealed that the designer is set to launch his first stand alone store in the Big Apple's meatpacking district, which will serve as the base for his contemporary affordable line Z Spoke.
The store opens on Washington Street between 12th and 14th on August 25.