Just before his informal show today, Zac Posen told us it was official: He's taking his signature line to Paris, making this the last time he presents it in New York. (Come September, he'll put his lower-priced Z Spoke range on the runway during his hometown fashion week.) "It's important to take risks," the designer said, adding that Resort was a chance to further define what distinguishes his designer-priced wares from the less expensive ones. This season, it's double-faces, bouclés, and transparent crepes, plus lots and lots of faux pearls. Cecil Beaton meets Cicciolina, he described it.

Posen watchers will recognize the silhouette—the long sleeves; the pieced, pleated, and tucked torso; the flaring skirts—but the combination of those fabrics and a Jordan almond pastel color palette made this one of his lighter, less fussy collections in a while. Anna Cleveland's ivory chiffon dress was a charmer, as was the short-sleeved lilac organza gown she modeled. Posen will have his work cut out for him impressing the Paris fashion week crowd, but he wants to build his international business, and who can fault this risk-taker for ambition like that?