A prodigy of avant-garde proportions, New York designer Zac Posen was an overnight sensation in what seemed like mere seconds after completing design school. He launched his namesake label when he was just 21 and had his first show in 2002, where he quickly established a theatrical precedent and a cult following among the young and trendy New York socialites and industry insiders.
Posen's niche revolves around the poised and elegant figures of glamorous women with fascinating social calendars and the desire for smart ensembles in which to entertain. Posen dresses women for the red carpet and the cocktail hour, a concept quickly becoming endangered, but one that inspires his designs season after season. Zac Posen's work has gained respect for its streamlined aesthetic of forties-inspired tailoring, shapely evening gowns, and itty-bitty cocktail frocks. The Zac Posen woman, like Posen himself, is a patron of sensational fashion; she is always dressed to the nines and believes in robing for the thrill.