At 21, Zac Posen was already the talk of the town: winner of CFDA's Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear, a red carpet favourite among celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman, and an all-round wunderkind. But like most success stories, his was not without its ups and downs. By the late 2000s, Posen's signature aesthetic – modern American glamour meets couture – fell out of favour with the fashion crowd and the designer was on the brink of failure.
Fast forward sixteen years. Things have taken a turn for the better, to say the least. In addition to his eponymous line and two successful diffusion lines, Posen is the creative director of Brooks Brothers and a judge on Project Runway. And now, the designer will become the subject of a new documentary, House of Z.