Zac Posen: Furs, Gowns and A Birthday Present for YOU! At just 33 years old, Zac Posen is quickly becoming a household name for anyone and everyone with a passion for fashion. The young designer has been turning heads ever since his first runway show in 2001, dressing celebs like Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. His gowns are feminine and whimsical, but his outerwear and daywear pieces can be cool and edgy. Either way, we can’t get enough!
A New York native, Posen grew up in SoHo and studied at Parsons School of Design (a Project Runway staple, for those who watch the show). He also studied women’s wear in London and made his Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week debut at the Spring/Summer show in 2002.
In a 2005 interview with Vogue, Posen said, “I don’t believe in the conservatism of fashion. Fashion is a thrill.” We love that attitude! Posen turns 34 on October 24th, so we thought it would be fun to look at some of the designer’s most recently designed covetable gowns, along with some of our fur favorites that we carry at York Furrier in Elmhurst and in Deer Park.
‘Tis almost the season for luxe holiday parties, so let’s start with the bold and beautiful gowns Posen presented at the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show. His necklines are geometric and modern, while the bodice silhouette is fitted at the waist then flared and feminine from the waist down. This collection is truly a work of art.
Zac Posen’s fur designs are less simplistic but just as elegant as his eveningwear. Posen’s daring eye for design shines through in this knee-length fox fur vest with an oversized collar and black fox inserts. And if you’re looking for something versatile to pair with jeans or a gown, you’ll LOVE this natural American lynx flounce jacket. One of our favorites from Posen’s runway collection, is this multi-colored feathered fox jacket. Young, fun and flirty, slip this on over denim by day or a little black dress for a nite on the town. Here, he paired it with bare legs and fox booties. You might need a little more coverage for the approaching Polar Vortex 2!
One of Posen’s latest fur designs – perfect for everyday wear – is this natural sheared mahogany mink jacket with horizontal and vertical paneling and subtly flared sleeves. If you like any of these fur coats or want to learn more about Zac Posen’s fur designs, visit either store location in the Elmhurst City Centre or Deer Park Town Center. The York Furrier 83rd Anniversary Collection awaits you! (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ZAC POSEN & YOU RECEIVE A PRESENT: In honor of his October Birthday, mention this Zac Posen Blog by 10/31/14 and receive an additional 5% OFF the sale price of a Zac Posen fur garment. Not applicable to prior purchases, services, or taxes.)
Fashion Week photos course of mbfashionweek.com.