Re: What is your counsel?

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.

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I think we need to do like . . . figure out a way to communicate generosity and sharing cross-cultural ideas through different mediums. I think it’s about communication. We’re living in the time . . . We’re going to be remembered for the time of communication, and that’s our moment now. So it’s all about being different forms of communication, and how that can evolve, and how people can connect to each other and then also have a separation of, you know, a screen between you. Anything we can. I believe people should be . . . should be helping the environment in any way one can, educating our children, and preserving and passing on . . . passing on history. Recorded on: 7/31/07

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