ZAC ATTACK: Zac Posen, who sells his sportswear at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols, is busy these days mapping out the future of his business. Having just launched a collection of handbags, he’s now working on putting together a contemporary collection, scheduled to be launched next year. Posen wouldn’t disclose the new collection’s name, and the company is still figuring out whether to license or manufacture it in-house. But there’s one thing he knows for certain. “It will be a lower-priced collection, and it will be big,” he said. “It will be dresses and sportswear — the whole Zac lifestyle at a contemporary price point.”

NO GALLERY YET: Over the past few weeks, Karl Lagerfeld has hinted he’d like to move his Lagerfeld Gallery runway presentation from Paris to New York Fashion Week as early as next month’s round of shows in Bryant Park. But legions of die-hard Lagerfeld fans, whose hopes where bolstered when the designer sold his namesake brands to Tommy Hilfiger Corp. last month, will have to wait just a little bit longer. Fern Mallis, 7th on Sixth’s executive director, said initial discussions with Hilfiger had taken place, but the upcoming fashion week was simply too early for the move. “We were trying to work it out, but it was a timing issue [for Lagerfeld Gallery] to get the collection ready,” she said. “We hope to work with them next season.”

That should be music to Lagerfeld’s ears. Last month, he seemed elated at the prospect of coming to New York for business more often. “There’s some excitement in the air in New York. You have to be here,” he said. “I hated it in the Eighties. Suddenly I think you should have an American base.”

THE HALF-TIME SHOW: It looks like “semicouture” — a quick-turn/high-fashion hybrid — is not half as easy as the original. Both Jean Paul Gaultier and Emanuel Ungaro, who had planned to unveil new semicouture ranges during the Paris couture week, won’t be doing so. Ungaro describes his semicouture as an ongoing “project,” while Gaultier, which is undergoing restructuring, said Tuesday its launch has been delayed.

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