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"ZAC POSEN" SEPTEMBER 11, 2007, NEW YORK, BRYANT PARK
http://www.zacposen.com/ Zac Posen (born October 24, 1980) is a contemporary fashion designer.
Posen grew up in New York City attending Saint Ann's School. He went to design school at Central Saint Martins in London, where he began to conceive his distinctive aesthetic. At 16, he interned at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, under the tutelage of Richard Martin, followed by an internship with Nicole Miller and a position at Tocca. In 2001, he was one of the new names at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show.
In the early 2000s, Posen had success with designs worn by prominent young actresses including Natalie Portman, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Claire Danes. In 2004, Posen was awarded the CFDA Swarovski-Perry Ellis Award for Ready-to-Wear after his first major runway show. Posen is as much an entrepreneur as a design success; by 2005 many major stores were carrying his collections. In 2006 renowned fashion historian Didier Ludot granted him the honor of showing his work in his Palais Royal stores during Paris Fashion Week.
 Personal Life
Posen is the son of successful painter, Stephen Posen, and lawyer Susan Posen, who is currently CEO of his business, . He grew up in the SoHo area of New York City where he was often exposed to the affluent artistic social-scene that was appearing at the time. Since then he has utilized his notoriety in this area to promote his work.
Posen is openly gay, and had a long-term relationship with interior designer Brian Callahan until mid-2007. He has since then been linked to a number of other partners. It is presently thought he is dating fashion designer Teddy James