August 23 2014

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56 posts tagged "Zac Posen"

Zac Posen Helps Gen Art Celebrate Its 15th


In between drinking, noshing, and schmoozing at last night’s I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit at 7W, a few attendees also saw fit to put down their glasses and get to bidding. Proceeds from the sale of works by over 60 new and established artists and designers, including Louise Bourgeois, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and Ju$t Another Rich Kid went directly to the admittedly cash-strapped organization, ultimately raising over $150,000. Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion alum Zac Posen heeded the call to buy, but not before taking a few laps. “If I see something that grabs my eye…” he mused, adding, “I’ve been known to find a good piece at silent auction.” Pausing in front of a Steve McQueen print from David Victor Rose, Posen demonstrated his art world savvy. “I like the Sol LeWitt technique put into something figurative,” he explained. By evening’s end, though, Posen had gone with a signature work from graffiti artist Claw Money—as it happens, also a clothing and accessories designer. Go figure.

Photo: Hal Horowitz

Dell’Acqua Steps Back, Lacroix Soldiers On, And More…


Alessandro Dell’Acqua may have been happy with the designs for his men’s and women’s Spring 2010 lines, but he is not pleased with the final product. The designer has issued a letter distancing himself from his distribution company, noting that the quality of the collections is not up to his standards. When we called for comment, Dell’Acqua declined to discuss the matter. Is he the industry’s next Hervé Léger or Helmut Lang—a designer who doesn’t own his name? [FWD]

Despite major financial woes, Christian Lacroix will stage an intimate couture show in July. The gowns must go on! [WWD]

Gen Art, the foundation that championed up-and-comers like Vena Cava, Rodarte, and Zac Posen, is broke. Show your support at tomorrow night’s I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit. [WWD]

Is Hilary Rhoda ditching Sanchez for Sean? The model was caught “canoodling” with the hockey star last night while her football player BF was M.I.A. [Page Six]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Live From CFDAs: Another Coup for Wu


The awards are about to start after a flurry of late arrivals: Daphne Guinness with Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Zac Posen with a twirling Doutzen Kroes and Thakoon Panichgul who asked how early arrivers Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Lauren duPont looked in his pleated minidresses from resort. (The latest of them all was Swarovski Award presenter Blake Lively in strapless screaming-pink Michael Kors). OK, she’s not MObama but Diane Kruger, who has the all-important task of presenting the Womenswear Designer Award is wearing Jason Wu: a cute little red dress with crafty black embellished shoulders. “I dressed her for Cannes,” Wu explained. “She just gets fashion.”


Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene


Blasblog: A Busy Weekend In Manhattan


For many New Yorkers, myself included, weekends are sacred, a time to catch up on TiVo, devour mozzarella sticks, and, most of all, sleep. But this Saturday night left little time for social detoxing. First up was the Lady Gaga concert at Terminal 5 on 56th Street, which drew the likes of Steven Klein, Zac Posen, Cyndi Lauper—and, wait for it, Madonna. (I actually saw Madge pull up in the back—in a three-SUV caravan, by the way—with Lourdes in tow.) I can’t say I was a Gaga fan before, but when the girl came out blowing bubbles while wearing a dress made of bubbles to sit at a clear glass piano filled with bubbles and seriously belted out some musical numbers, I can say with some certainty I started to get the obsession. From there it was a race to Webster Hall to see the Kills concert. By the time I arrived, both Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince were half covered in sweat. Afterward, I stuck around backstage—I’m not gonna lie here—to smoke cigarettes with Winona Ryder, Jessica Stam, and Alexa Chung, the last of whom explained that she had chopped her hair into a bob because she worried that if she moved to America she’d be tempted to get blow-outs for her MTV show, which debuts next month. Then it was on to Harry Josh and Nur Khan’s Spring Fling party at the Gramercy Park, which was a tabloid magazine come to life: Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Bosworth, etc. (Check back later for a party report.) And then, finally, I huffed it down to Tribeca to Stuart Parr’s marble palace for a party Carlos Mota was throwing for Giambattista Valli—I got there just in time to give an exiting Giamba my taxi. Still, I went in for one last cocktail with Margherita Missoni, Jen Brill, Adam Lippes, and Lauren Santo Domingo. Sean Avery came over at the last minute—but just to see the indoor swimming pool in the marble basement. Hey, a Valli dress might be impressive, but a swimming pool in Manhattan can make a girl swoon.

Photo: Billy Farrell / PatrickMcMullan

Blasblog: Only The Essentials At A La Perla Party


Back in January, during the haute couture shows, Liz Goldwyn told me that in these times of economic strife she’s only investing in the thing that means the most to her: designer lingerie. And then she added that she was working on a top secret jewelry line for a “very important fashion house,” which she would announce later this year. That led me to the somewhat obvious conclusion that the modern lady is only looking for two things in her life: good intimates and fun bling-bling. On Tuesday night, both were on offer at La Perla’s Meatpacking District outpost, where girl-about-town-turned-jewelry designer Genevieve Jones hosted a preview of her fall line. “If I could, that’s all I would wear—fancy jewelry and fancy panties,” Jones sighed. Joining her were the likes of designers Zac Posen and Elise Øverland and fellow fashion friends Sophia Hesketh, Bonnie Morrison, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. “I didn’t expect it to be such hard work,” Jones said of her design forays. (She also does accessories; Kate Moss has been carrying a black leather tassel bag of hers for months now.) “But it’s so rewarding, and something I have a genuine passion for.” Passion was a theme: Restoin-Roitfeld said that she was returning to the scene of her own crime just by entering the store. “I was just in here before I went to Europe and spent so much money on sexy things,” she smiled.



Photo: Shawn Ehlers/WireImage