Zac Posen launched his eponymous collection in 2001, with a vision for modern American glamour that married couture technique with striking innovation. Raised in New York, Zac began his design training early. At 16, he attended Parson’s School of Design followed by London’s Central Saint Martins University. Two years following his first collection, he was awarded one of fashion’s most prestigious honors, Swarovski’s The Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear by the CFDA. In 2015, Zac Posen was also awarded Designer of the Year by Women’s Wear Daily and Variety Magazine.
Today, Zac is known globally for his technique in artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and textile manipulation. His daywear, suiting and red carpet evening wear are infused with his bold sophistication, sexy femininity and distinctive glamour.
Worn by leading women, including Uma Thurman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, Naomi Watts, and Rihanna, he has become a staple on the red carpet. His collections have grown to include Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, and Truly Zac Posen with offerings in handbags, accessories, shoes, eyewear, fur, and fine jewelry.
Zac Posen serves as a judge with Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia on Lifetime’s mainstay Project Runway, now in its fifteenth season.
In Fall 2014, Zac Posen was announced as Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers signature women’s collection and accessories. The first collection debuted in Spring 2016 and the collections are available worldwide.
Most recently, Zac Posen partnered with Delta Air Lines to re-design the iconic uniforms that were unveiled in October 2016.