Zac Posen Biography
Posen Zac is a fashion designer from the United States. His glamorous evening gowns and cocktail dresses have made him a household name in the fashion world. He developed an early interest in fashion and was exposed to the industry through family friends and neighbors.
How old is Zac Posen? – Age
He is 41 years old as of 24 October 2021. He was born in 1980 in New York, New York, United States. His real name is Zachary E. Posen.
Zac Posen Family – Education
He was born in New York City in a Jewish family, in the SoHo neighborhood of lower Manhattan. He is the son of corporate lawyer Susan (née Orzack) and artist Stephen Arnold Posen. He has ancestors from Shklow, Belarus, and ychlin, Poland. His interest in fashion design began as a child, when he stole yarmulkes from his grandparents’ synagogue to make ball gowns for dolls.
He went to Saint Ann’s School, a private school in Brooklyn, and interned with fashion designer Nicole Miller during his sophomore year. He also received a Scholastic Art and Writing Award as a teen. He enrolled in the pre-college program at Parsons The New School for Design when he was 16 years old. In 1999, he graduated from Saint Ann’s. Posen was mentored by curator Richard Martin at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three years. At the age of 18, he was accepted into the womenswear degree program at the University of the Arts London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Zac Posen Wife
He is married to Christopher Niquet. The couple lives in New York’s SoHo neighborhood with three dogs.
Who did Zac Posen make his first dress for?
At the age of fifteen, he received his first design commission from Lola Schnabel’s little sister, Stella, who asked him to make a dress for her to wear to an event.
Zac Posen Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.
Zac Posen Wedding Rings
Posen will release a collection of genderless wedding rings in 2021.
When was Zac Posen founded?
Posen collaborated with another major retailer, David’s Bridal, in February 2014 to launch Truly Zac Posen, a line of affordable bridal gowns. Posen’s first official bridal collection was launched with this collection.
Zac Posen Career
Posen received a prominent career opportunity in 2000 after a dress he designed for Naomi Campbell was passed around among several fashion insiders, including actress Paz de la Huerta. He is well-connected and has referred to Stella Schnabel as his muse. Posen met his future publicist and event producer Ed Filipowski of KCD through Interview magazine Editor-in-Chief Ingrid Sischy, who offered to represent him for free.
Posen returned to New York in 2001 and set up an atelier in his parents’ living room, with a USD$15 allowance. He was chosen to present a capsule collection as part of GenArt’s Fresh Faces in Fashion New York 2001 in October of the same year. He received a $20,000 grant. Following the success of his first runway show in 2001, Posen was courted by fashion titans Yves Carcelle, president of LVMH Fashion Group; Sidney Toledano, CEO and director of Christian Dior S.A.; and Domenico De Sole, president and CEO of Gucci Group NV. Posen established his design studio on Laight Street in Tribeca.
His honors include the Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2004. Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Amanda Seyfried, Andy Dick, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Dick Clark, Jennifer Lopez, Mischa Barton, Mr. Kool Aid, Beyoncé Knowles, and others have all endorsed Posen. Sean John, a high-end urban fashion brand, invested in Posen in 2004.
Ashley Olsen interned with Posen while attending New York University in 2005. Posen’s capsule collection created in collaboration with Target, Zac Posen for Target, was released in 75 Australian stores in April 2008. The collection was previewed at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March. Glenn Close wore a Posen gown on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards, as did Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts at the 2013 Golden Globes. Uma Thurman at the 2013 Met Ball; Sofia Vergara at the 2014 Golden Globes; Anna Chlumsky at the 2014 Emmy Awards; and Rita Ora at the 2014 AMA Awards are among those who have worn Posen creations on the red carpet.
Posen was announced as an official judge on Project Runway beginning with season 11 and continuing through season 16. Posen announced on September 7, 2018, that she would not be returning to Project Runway for a 17th season on Bravo. In 2014, he was named Creative Director for Brooks Brothers, where he was tasked with modernizing the company’s signature women’s clothing and accessories line. He debuted a more casual Pre-Fall 2015 Trunk Show collection in 2014.
Posen was recently chosen to redesign the uniforms for Delta Air Lines’ 60,000 employees as part of a collaboration. Delta Air Lines employees, from flight attendants to customer service, were wearing these uniforms as of May 2018.
Rodale Books released Posen’s 288-page cookbook in October 2017. It is said to contain “100 recipes as decadent and inspiring as his designs.” Posen designed Princess Eugenie of York’s blush silk gown for her evening wedding reception in 2018. Posen’s company’s fashion brand owners, House of Z and Z Spoke, announced the label’s immediate closure on November 1, 2019.