The Gist: Maximalist red-carpet and cocktail frocks for the 24-hour party girl. Featuring: Nearly Posen’s entire lineup consists of dresses–mini, to-the-knee, and full-length–pencil skirts, and mini-skirts. A few leather and suede jackets are also in the mix. The designer initially works in a muted palette of blush pink, butter yellow, and pale peach, but introduces metallics, leopard-print (usually under a sheer overlay, which creates a pretty, soft effect), and a series of black and white gowns for the finale. The “It” Factor For Denver:

Posen’s collection is for the social girl with a heavy calendar of events to attend during the spring season. His plastic- and metal-beaded numbers are definite entrance-makers and sure to turn heads. Look For It Next Spring At: Aline, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200; Neiman Marcus, Cherry Creek Mall, 3030 East First Avenue, 303-329-2600; and Nordstrom, Cherry Creek Mall, 2810 East First Avenue, 720-746-2424.