What's New, What's Hot: Zac Posen Leaving Lincoln Center, Rachel Zoe Cancels Fashion Week, SJP as EIC of Vogue?
What is happening to Fashion Week?! Designers seem to be ditching Lincoln Center left and right, and we can now report that Zac Posen is the latest to deflect. The designer will instead unveil his Fall 2014 collection at his Laight Street studio in Tribeca, which is much smaller than the Pavillion at Lincoln Center and will cut the number of attendees from 400 to 200. According to Posen, this particular collection is inspired by America's first couturier, Charles James, and will present beautifully in a smaller venue. "This decision was made because of the clothes," said Zac Posen president Jillian Sinel. "Zac wants to show the collection in the space where it was conceived, the place where the clothes were made. He feels his studio better serves the collection." The show is scheduled to take place on February 10 at 7pm.
And in other Fashion Week news, Rachel Zoe has actually cancelled her show. This will be the first time the designer/stylist/reality TV star will not show a collection since she first debuted at New York Fashion Week in February 2011. Zoe said in a statement, "While I look forward to New York Fashion Week each season, I’ve made the difficult decision to move our fall 2014 runway show from Feb. 13 in New York to a later date in Los Angeles. As a new mother, my newborn son is too young to travel with me and I’m unable to leave him for the amount of time required to appropriately prepare for the show in New York."
This is a major oh em gee moment for fashion lovers: Sarah Jessica Parker may be Anna Wintour's successor. Go ahead and take a moment to squeal... Okay, so nothing is confirmed yet but apparently Wintour has hinted at SJP taking on a wider role at Vogue. The two reportedly have regular private lunches together, and according to one source "Sarah has been consulted on a stunning array of Vogue’s big moves over the last several months." Of course, Wintour hasn't even announced a retirement (we can't even imagine Vogue without her, even if Sarah Jessica Parker is her successor), but you can trust that we will be keeping our eye on this one.