Meet The Designer: Zac Posen

10/11/2006 at 07:00 PM ET

“It’s all about glamour!” It’s no suprise to anyone who has seen the 25 year-old wunderkind Zac Posen‘s creations on stars such as Rachel Bilson, Rihanna (left, with Posen), and Felicity Huffman, that he is all about classic Hollywood screen sirens and celebrating a woman’s body. Speaking at the New Yorker Festival this weekend, he stressed the importance of any body type being able to wear his clothes — even having used a size 16 model in his shows before. But it’s not just about clothes for him — Mischa Barton and Beyonce are already rocking his new line of purses and shoes. And as for those red-carpet customers? Joking that any woman who wears his dresses is “a celebrity in her town or her group of friends,” he believes “stars are really who we look to as fashion leaders–they are the gods of our culture.” At the very least, they certainly look like modern-day goddesses in his creations. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty

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pepperjack on

Rihanna looks gorgeous. but Zac, uh, your work is fabulous, you just creep me out a little bit.

Eve on

He looks like an oompa-loompa, but she looks AMAZING!

ismerelda on

Rihanna is stunning. She always seems to be glowing.

Amber on

I don’t really know much about Zac Posen, but that dress Rihanna is wearing would be better if it was gold or bronze I think.

I’m a VERSACE girl all the way(just to say)!!!

j on

great talent. i only wish i could afford his designs and have someplace to wear them! ;)



anne marie on

He is a master marketer, isn’t he. And yes, this just means that I’m envious of anyone who can afford his clothes. One of these days …

Jen on

I agree with Eve, he does look a bit like an oompa-loompa, but his designs are amazing. Rihanna looks gorgeous as always.

Erica on

Rhianna is not gorgeous. Her forehead has it’s own zip code. Sorry, it’s true.

micheleeee. on

OO, Erica!

This blog is NOT about Rihanna.

And I’ll bet your forehead isnt perfect either!

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