Zac Posen is a fashion designer who became the “Next Big Thing” before he even had his first runway show.
His big break in the fashion business came in 2000, when he made a gown for model Naomi Campbell, an acquaintance of his childhood friend and muse, Lola Schnabel. The sought-after gown was borrowed by a string of young socialites, each of whom wore it to a high-profile event. Though still a student who hadn’t even had his first show, Posen became a fashion-industry name to watch.
On December 18, 2012, Posen was announced as an official judge of Project Runway Season 11 on Lifetime Television.
In February 2014, Posen partnered with another major retailer, David’s Bridal, to create Truly Zac Posen, a line of affordable bridal gowns. The line was Posen’s first official bridal collection. Also in 2014, he was named Creative Director for Brooks Brothers, tapped to modernize their signature women’s clothing and accessories line. In 2014, he introduced a more casual Pre-Fall 2015 Trunk Show collection.
In recent collaborations, Posen was selected to redesign the uniforms for Delta Air Lines 60,000 employees. These uniforms are set to appear on Delta Air Lines staff members, from flight attendants to customer service, in 2017.
WWD’s Executive Editor Bridget Foley and Zac Posen kicked off the Style Dimension with the first-ever in-person recap of the season’s latest and greatest collections. Bridget reviewed Zac Posen’s digital show and display exclusive behind the scenes footage with Zac.
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