The September 12, 2008 exclusive Zac Posen runway show for American Express members, punctuating Fashion Week, was, in a word, perfection.
Members were treated to more than a glimpse of this fashion virtuoso’s spring and summer 2009 lines. They were treated to a transformative experience. The garments, creating a flowing, expressive panoply of marriages between function and fantasy sailing on graceful vessels, were art in motion.
Exquisite face, form and shape enhanced by celestial lighting and mesmerizing music transported the audience to a place of beauty and infinite possibilities, out of time, out of the ordinary.
New York City is aglow with the electricity of Fashion Week. Midtown is buzzing with smiling faces as models, celebrities, correspondents, photographers and residents are caught up in the excitement and euphoria of this celebration of fashion. The runway shows have been nothing short of spectacular and thrilling, mixing up color and fabric in a display as diverse as the host city itself. Every neighborhood is experiencing an expansive spillover of parties, pedestrians and restaurant goers reveling in the mirth. There is an interesting and paradoxical calm to all of this revelry; it feels confident, organized, respectful and joyful and not at all frenetic. In a way, it’s an apt reflection of this city that has experienced so much pain, so much tragedy on this very day seven years ago. Life goes on, as it must, in the confidence that through strength, doing good and living well we make our lives and the lives of those we lost count.