Zac Posen
Fashion Designer
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Re: What is the future of fashion?

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Fashion is headed for a hodge-podge of luxury and affordability.

Zac Posen

Zac Posen is an American fashion designer. Born in 1980, Posen grew up in New York City and received his fashion education at Central Saint Martins in London. After internships at the Metropolitan Museum and Nicole Miller, Posen rose to prominence as one of the new names of the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show. His fashions are particularly popular with the young Hollywood set, and his designs have been worn by Natalie Portman, Claire Danes and Rachel Bilson.  Posen’s work has gained respect for its increasingly streamlined aesthetic of forties-inflected tailoring, mermaid-esque gowns, and itty-bitty cocktail frocks. He enlisted his mother Susan as CEO (she has since stepped down, and serves as Chairman) and his sister Alexandra as creative director, and in 2004, Sean Combs became a much-publicized backer.  In 2004, Posen was awarded the CFDA Swarovski-Perry Ellis Award for Ready-to-Wear" after his first major runway show.  Fragrance and diffusion lines are on the pike for 2009.

Transcript
A question I ask myself every day. You know I think there will always be the place where fashion as clothing. But I think that fashion, and design, and brands, and designers are gonna move beyond just building clothing. I mean I think it will be about sort of whole cults of the way a person lives. I mean I’m interested, when I’m creating, a visceral luxury brand, and interacting from the food people eat to beyond the sheets and the building they live in. It’s about creating a whole world that is a whole look that is about the well being of a person and their values. Recorded on: 7/31/07

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