There's enough of Zac Posen to go around. He's teamed up with Seven for All Mankind to create a deluxe denim line and launched a veritable wild kingdom of an accessories collection, heavy on the python, stingray, and lizard. Apparently, his primary collection hasn't suffered from the diversions, because Thursday, he put on the most mature show of his still-short career. "Picture a woman on a trip to Sardinia with her much older boyfriend," he said backstage. "It starts with a walk on the beach and ends at bedtime, in the clouds." Sounds dreamy, and it was, from Carmen's bubble-sleeve jacket, blouse, and cuffed shorts to Shalom's jade-green and gold goddess dress.

It's true that there weren't a lot of looks that will work for the office, but that's not what the Park Avenue set and Young Hollywood want from Posen. They're not likely to choose his tie silk dresses, either; the silhouettes were young and fresh, especially Tiiu's halter style, but the pattern was much too busy. Instead, sexy knits drew the biggest response. A crochet number got an especially big cheer from Diddy (his business partner) and his posse. Summery whites, some in the season's must-have eyelet, were hits. And big-time ball gowns, of the "I'm a designer to be reckoned with" variety, have grandeur and enough Posen-style drama for aspiring Scarlett O'Haras.