The FW 2013 Fashion show season kicked off big-time on February 6 2013 with the amfAR(The Foundation for Aids Research) gala ball in New York City. New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion week now gets under way and The Fashionable Truth will select daily highlights for our readers’ delectation. Our favourite moment from the amfAR photo call was the beautifully structured dress by Zac Posen (above) worn by Crystal Renn, who is no longer as substantial as she once was, the plus-size model (you mean kinda normal size, right?) having trimmed back to a US sized 8 (from 12) thanks to “hiking and yoga”. We hope it’s the exercise and not a return of Renn’s anorexia demons. She sure looks fine in this red gown, which flows down her body like hot chocolate on an ice-cream sundae. The Fashionable Truth just adores the structural elements of the bodice with its cross-stitching, panelling and a ruff that looks like leaves from a giant poppy. According to Posen’s website his work is available in Hong Kong at On Pedder, although his name does not appear on the website’s current list of brands. Maybe one of our Fashionable Truth seekers in the 852 can tell us where Posen’s highly desirable pieces can now be found. Maybe those seekers can also tell us when HK will get its own amfAR gala ball to support Aids Research and treatment in Mainland China, where it is sorely needed.