Words matter. These are the best Zac Posen Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I just think when you are dressing a celebrity, for me, I’m hopefully adding a moment. I always say, ‘What role do you want to play?’ when we start a fitting.
I am a compulsive and concise shopper.
I garden in my Brooks Brothers pajamas and straw hat.
I always end up in the kitchen at restaurants. At events or parties, too, I like to see where my food is prepared or made. I like the theater of it.
I am a Florenz Ziegfeld fanatic.
I was very interested in theatre, so my first love of fashion comes from costume, and I think that’s pretty clear within my work and the level of theatricality.
Beyond fashion, I think that culture has a side where they love to shoot you up like a clay pigeon and then take out their rifles. I lived that, and I got to see the perspective from up in the sky.
I like films that probe emotional questions and inspire you to get creative and get writing, get draping, painting, cooking, whatever that thing is where you have that kind of output.
At the end of the day, you’re not defined, I don’t believe, by your financial means. That doesn’t make you a better person or a smarter person.
I think it’s really important to try to eat seasonally as much as possible. It helps put people in touch with what’s happening locally and with nature.
I’m definitely planning ahead for a brand that spans the universe – a Zac Posen universe.
The first time I went to the Met Ball, I was 16. I was an intern there and saved up to buy a staff ticket to the party. That was my favorite experience going. It wasn’t the red carpet; it was the experience of being there for the first time.
Obviously, I like very beautiful food, because I think as delicious as food has to taste, it also has to look very beautiful – the process of presentation is very important.
I believe that creativity is an important human experience and element in the same way as sleeping, eating, having sex.
I have to bring my A-Game 24/7, between creating, draping, and overseeing a myriad of different brands.
Listen, I’m not a rich kid. I’m a cultured kid; I’m very rich in culture.
As a designer, I’m not interested in trend.
The way I cut my clothing… it is about empowerment and loving the curves of the body.
A great trick for frying is to put a popcorn kernel in the oil, and when it pops, you’re ready to fry.
I’m a pretty controlled and disciplined person, but my real vice is buying plants and food shopping.
I don’t cook ribs in my own home. I let my dad cook the ribs. He’s from St. Louis, Missouri. I like to use a grill, but that’s my dad’s domain.
To be able to buy a plant and plant it, that’s a luxury to me.
To me, the more dialogue amongst creative types, the better. It keeps people on their toes, and competition is healthy.
Creative burnout and physical burnout is real. I mean, there are moments when I get home – after overseeing, you know, almost 16 collections a year – where I can’t move.
As a designer, I always want to put out to a larger public. I truly believe that all bodies are beautiful, and that’s what makes our world exciting.
There’s not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers – Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.
There’s something very old-fashioned and luxurious to have a pair of pants and jacket made to your needs and measurements.
I like to vegetate when on vacation given my busy schedule when I’m at work.
The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back.
Since the beginning of my career, I have publicly dressed and represented women of all sizes, of all colors. And that’s a big part of who I am and what I want to give to the world.
There’s a reason good fabrics have a cost. They’re done with good quality to last.
I try to be the best that I can be and the best to the people that work for me.
To me, being in fashion is about your work, not about facilitating a lifestyle.
I was born and raised on ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ It’s in my work. It’s in me.
I feel very fortunate that I make everything I wear head to toe every day.
If you’re entering into fashion in an original way, you have to know your craft, and you have to know your history. You have to be obsessively dedicated. You have to be relentless about making it happen. It doesn’t take a bank. It takes passion, love, timing, and luck.
I have so many fashion mistakes, but that’s part of being in fashion. I think the people that you see make the most mistakes are usually the best dressers.
One of my goals and dreams is to work in film in the future.
I want to make things of quality. I’m a big believer in handmade, tactile, crafted pieces. I want to keep that tradition alive.
I think that maybe growing up and being dyslexic early on, the visual quality of cookbooks specifically was something very enticing to me.
Fashion is a pay-to-play game; this is an industry. At a certain point, you must bridge a gap where you are supporting the reviewer, the publication, and that is very real.
Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out.
I don’t wear flip-flops, so my casual shoe is a Brooks Brothers tuxedo slipper!
I am totally unattached to material items.
As an object itself, to me, books today are such a rare entity – I want mine to be something where, if left on the kitchen table, a child could pick it up. It can visually tell a story.
With Zac Posen gowns, it’s like making an ornate pastry. Then, sometimes, it’s just great to have the perfect chicken soup or consomme. And that’s Brooks Brothers.
At the end of the day, you can’t compete with Mother Nature. If you’ve got a great tomato, just a pinch of sea salt is all you need.
I think, mind over body, it’s real.
Food is everything. Food, friends, family: Those are the most important things in life.
I have multiple lines and am licensing multiple projects, but I am still hands-on. It feels special. I don’t take it for granted.
I have a garden, and I collect different heirloom seeds from different neighbors.
As a little boy, my mom would bake with me on the weekends – that was our time together.
Authenticity from a person and product is absolutely essential.
I’m quite a tuxedo junkie, I collect them all year round.
One of my fantasies is to produce ‘Auntie Mame’ as a play.
When you make and drape clothing, the scissors are your tool. What can I say about them? They’re my babies. And you have to take care of them correctly. You have to have them sharpened, and you can’t use them for any other material.
I’m a SoHo born-and-raised kid. So my parents dragged me to lots of museums, and for birthdays and any kind of celebration, we’d go to the theater.
Fashion has a dark side – it’s not all runways and lipstick and fishtail gowns.
There are issues that are being questioned that are fundamentally upsetting to me, deeply: immigration, funding for the arts, Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights. These are just issues that are very close to my heart, and I use my own private voice and funds to fight for them and in support of them.
Everybody wants to be a star right now, to be heard, to have a voice, so you have to give the confidence for people to have that ability – and give them the wardrobe to become a star.