At the young age of 34, Zac Posen has already had a bright career as a fashion designer. He was born and raised in New York, interned with Nicole Miller when he was still in high school, and went on to have other mentors along the way. He was lucky to gain recognition for his design talents and start gaining a following among famous actresses when he was just barely into his 20s. Now it’s not uncommon to see his gowns at red carpet events from premieres, to awards shows, to the MET Costume Institute Gala every year. He has also served on the judge panel for the past few seasons of Project Runway. This article will highlight and discuss several Zac Posen gowns that have been worn by actresses over the years.
When you look at the work of Zac Posen, you will notice that he knows how to accentuate the female figure. He often creates gowns with fitted bodices and trumpet skirts that create the hourglass figure. He also works with structuring the fabric to create voluminous ballgowns, or makes a trumpet skirt more intricate by creating layers or ruffles within it. He also has some beautifully draped chiffon pieces that actresses have chosen to wear for special events.
Some of Posen’s lovely fitted bodice with trumpet skirt gowns have been worn by Amanda Seyfried, Julie Bowen, Dita von Teese, and Elle Macpherson. Amanda Seyfried chose a navy gown with a sweetheart neckline and layered trumpet skirt with a train in the back. Julie Bowen’s choice was a beautifully structured gown in pale pink with ruffled sleeves and a very layered and ruffled trumpet skirt effect. Dita von Teese wore a cream colored gown where the trumpet effect was structured into continuous bulbous ruffles going around the skirt. Elle Macpherson’s trumpet skirt appears to have been created with extensive layers of mesh.
Actresses who chose column gowns or those in beautifully draped designs from Posen are Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon, and Jessica Chastain. Emma Roberts wore a sort of column gown in midnight blue and black. Cynthia Nixon wore a stunningly draped deep blue gown for the Sex and the City movie. Jessica Chastain wore a flowy chiffon creation in yellow to the Cannes Film Festival.
Actresses who wore large ballgowns or otherwise structured creations are Sofia Vergara, Fan Bingbing, January Jones, and Uma Thurman. Sofia Vergara and Fan Bingbing both wore full ballgowns in black. January Jones wore a black gown with a skirt intricately structured in layers. Uma Thurman wore a gown in green sheen that also looks carefully structured and sewn.
In summary, Zac Posen is well liked and often worn in the Hollywood community. His attention to structuring, layering, fitting, or draping gowns beautifully on women’s figures is apparent looking at his body of work.