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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[…]

Posen discusses the new wave of affordable lines.

Topic: The New Pret-a-Porter

Zac Posen: You know for me, it’s an incredibly exciting movement. I mean there’s always been great designers creating clothing at more accessible price points. For me I have questions of manufacturing, and I bring in … I question an ethical issue. I believe in quality and luxury. So in that instinct, you can’t achieve high quality and luxury in a lower price point. You can create a look, and an idea, and something that is temporary, and has … And I think it’s incredible. I mean it’s a wonderful thing for design at lower price points. I don’t like the word “mass” because I think it’s too general. So I don’t really use that. This word “masstige” in fashion is a big word. But you know, the idea of design for less is an incredible idea and will be really … will change fashion.

Recorded on: 7/31/07