With a form-fitting black gown, great hair and a red lip, one can never go wrong on the red carpet. Crystal Renn was a testament to that fashion mantra at the 8th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance, aptly named “A Fool’s Fête” which was held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
Renn chose a long-sleeve black gown with cutout detailing from Z Spoke by Zac Posen’s Spring 2011 collection which was modeled by Hilary Rhoda on the runway. She accessorized with red and gold statement earrings and gold jewelry as well as adding another pop of color with her coral nails. Renn is rarely seen on the red carpet, but that should definitely change if she continues wearing great ensembles like this one. Simple and chic, though I wish she would have kept a curve or two for a dress this sexy.
Another place where you can see Renn is in Z Spoke by Zac Posen’s Fall 2011 collection where she appears alongside Sessilee Lopez, Tao Okamoto, Anna Cleveland and Coco Rocha. Z Spoke is the more affordable version of Zac Posen’s main collection and this season, he is showing that it is also the most wearable. Every piece on display can work in a modern woman’s wardrobe from high-waisted pants to work-appropriate dresses with a touch of flair. The collection is predominantly black with hints of lighter colors, but it is Fall and Z Spoke does show in New York City, so it is to be expected.
Everything is functional, even down to the fabric and some of the dresses retail for under $500, which means that you can buy more instead of less for the season. Dresses are Posen’s silhouette of choice and it is nice that he gives so many options from a long lavender gown with cutout detailing (not unlike Renn’s from Spring), a flirty black style with a cinched waist and plunging neckline and more. Overall, he is going for less show and more purpose and I believe this new direction will lead to new levels of success.
Visit www.zspoke.us for more information and see more looks from the Fall 2011 collection below.
*Images courtesy of Getty and Z Spoke by Zac Posen.