Since the fashion industry's basically become an impatient, non-stop conveyor belt of collections between the fall and spring bookends, pre-fall's dropped.
American designer Zac Posen -- mainstay at The Metropolitan Opera's annual openings where he promotes his latest fashions on model-muses such as Crystal Renn -- devoted his 2013 pre-fall collection to "Maria Callas (in Argentina)", a campy spray of organza, tulle, leather and silk, entire collection here.
Callas was timeless elegance in sleekly-cut or brightly-patterned Biki, Pucci, Fendi and Yves Saint Laurent. She was more Parisian chic, less campy Southern Belle socialite as sourced in Posen's collection.
We're flattered that he's dipped into opera for inspiration but NONONO cat to the mini-film of Crystal Renn ungracefully channeling Callas (click here, it doesn't embed). (It's part of a "12/14/12 Market Highs" feature. Click on "Get the Scoop" to go to the first slide where the film's been embedded).