Zac Posen’s Biography

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. He attended London’s Central Saint Martins University in the womenswear degree program. In 2004, he was awarded one of fashion’s most prestigious honors, Swarovski’s The Perry Ellis Award for Women’s wear 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 eveningwear are infused with his bold sophistication, sexy femininity and distinctive glamour.


In Fall 2014, Zac Posen was announced as Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers signature women’s collection and accessories. The collections are available worldwide.


Worn by leading women, including Uma Thurman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Claire Danes and Rihanna, he has become a staple on the red carpet. His collections have grown to include Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, accessories, eyewear, and fine jewelry.


Zac Posen served as a judge with Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia on Project Runway for six years.


Zac Posen partnered with Delta Air Lines to re-design the iconic uniforms. His designs were unveiled in October 2016 and will be officially launched in May 2018.


Philanthropy is an integral part of the Zac Posen brand. Along with consistent support of St. Jude’s, the LGBTQIA community, and City Harvest, amongst others, Zac Posen also is as an Ambassador for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.


The documentary, House of Z, chronicling Zac’s career, premiered at the TriBeCa film Festival in April 2017, and is currently available on Netflix. Zac’s latest project, a cookbook entitled Cooking with Zac, is currently available worldwide and can be purchased on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble.

Craftmanship + Atelier

Mixing architectural zeal, tailored artistry, and a sensual embrace of the luxurious, Zac Posen’s garments display incredible precision that flourishes, first and foremost, in his Atelier. Intricate drapes are lent from the designer’s hands to the pattern makers and sewers who, with extreme attention to finish and details, will transform a design into a showpiece.

The brand takes pride in its Made in America stamp and cherishes the rare and refined level of skills that the Atelier workers poses: from ready-to-wear pieces to couture creations, everything starts here.

History of the Brand

Zac Posen launched his namesake label at the age of 21. In February 2002, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in New York City.  The presentation captured the attention of key fashion editors and retailers, signaling the presence of a new force within international fashion.  Following the success of this presentation, Posen quickly established his design studio in Tribeca. Since this date, Zac Posen has remained committed to his vision of artfully crafted, innovative ready-to-wear for women worldwide. His strong, feminine aesthetic has become a favorite of style leaders.

Over the past 15 years, Zac Posen’s atelier has grown from a single-room studio into a bustling coterie of a global luxury brand. In 2010, the company invested in experienced management with the addition of Jillian Sinel  as President of Zac Posen.

The brand’s iconic aesthetic has established a leadership position in glamorous daywear and evening dressing and it is available in the finest luxury department and high-end specialty stores worldwide.

In 2013 Zac Posen created his second line ZAC Zac Posen sold by the biggest retailers in the US such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

In December 2019, Zac Posen launches his shoe collection with the Prefall 2020 collection.

The Art of Collaboration

House of Z is committed to developing mindful collaboration and spreading Zac Posen’s sophisticated and glamorous style to a wide range of projects.

Collaborations Past & Present include:


As a designer and a frequent traveler, Zac Posen is thrilled to announce his collaboration with Delta Air Lines on their new uniform designs. The new uniforms, which were implemented in 2018, will continue to evoke American glamour through sartorial artistry for many years to come. More to come in 2020's refreshed lineup of looks.


The world's most exciting residential endeavor, overlooking the world's favorite park. House of Z was the perfect partner to design an expansive collection of uniforms to present a feeling of luxury from the second those front doors are opened.


House of Z's second major foray into pushing the limits of fashion as it relates to the future of fashion in technology. For the 2019 Met Gala, Zac presented a team of looks which were created using the most advanced 3D printing techniques today. The results were stunning, thought provoking and, of course, emitted utter luxury