Zac Posen's show is always a scene. Tonight, he had Schnabel père et fille in one corner, Claire Danes and Jada Pinkett Smith in another, and Venus Williams and Serena Williams smack-dab in the middle—everywhere you looked there were flashbulbs popping. In seasons past, Posen has displayed a deft hand for tailoring, but that wasn't his focus here. Instead, there were mostly dresses with a few minis and suede biker jackets thrown in aimed at that other kind of 9-to-5er: the type who makes a business of party-hopping.

The viability of some of the frocks was dubious at best. Was that padding underneath the first Perspex-plated dress, or had Raquel Zimmermann suddenly put on a few extra inches around the hips? And how, exactly, is a girl supposed to sit down wearing all of that hard plastic and metal on her backside? But underneath the extensions, frosted lipstick, and shoulder-duster earrings were some leopard-print dresses that have a red carpet in their future.