The Men Behind The Brand
Raised in the SoHo neighborhood of lower Manhattan, Zac Posen’s love of fashion began as a child, when he would steal yarmulkes from his grandparent’s synagogue to make ball dresses for dolls. Posen attended various private schools and in his sophomore year he was interned with fashion designer Nicole Miller. At 18, Posen was accepted into the women-swear degree program at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London, and in 2001, he constructed a gown entirely made from thin leather strips and dress-maker hooks and eyes that was displayed by the Victoria and Albert Museum and featured in their “Curvaceous” exhibition.
Upon his graduation from London’s Central St Martins in 2001, Posen returned to New York and now produces three collections a year out of his Tribeca studio. He continues to receive awards and accolades, most notably the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2004 Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Women-swear. Posen’s strong feminine aesthetic has become a favorite of style leaders including Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Mischa Barton, Beyonce Knows and many others.