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Posts Tagged ‘Zac Posen’

Did Zac Posen Steal the Spotlight at the Met Gala Last Night?

metmuseum zacThe Met Gala was in full effect last night, which means everyone today is talking about who wore what. Given that this year the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is featuring the exhibit “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” ball gowns would be a most appropriate tie-in. James’ own designs included lots of volume, lots of strapless, lots of what you would think if you were to immediately conjure the image of a princess.

So it should be no surprise that Zac Posen was a popular choice. Sarah Silverman, model Arizona Muse and Dita von Teese were among the seven celebs on the red carpet wearing his designs.

“Posen’s gowns tend to be elaborately constructed, often sporting bodices with folds and creases that resemble sartorial origami,” writes The Washington Post. In a world where modern red carpet fashion tends to vacillate between sleek and slouchy, Posen’s heavily tailored and structured pieces are fussy in a way that can seem anachronistic. ”

But when the moment calls for it — and let’s face it, if you’re going to the Met Gala, you’re having a moment — this is when you want to pull out the big guns. (Or big ruffles, if you will.)

For the designer and Project Runway host, this could be just the moment that his label needs.

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PR Pro Slapped at Zac Posen Sues: Bring It, Bitches!

Well now, we certainly didn’t see this coming—the HL Group founder who helped organize Zac Posen‘s show last weekend and endured a public bitch slap in the process is now suing the offending Franc for a cool million bucks. You’d better believe that’s a lawsuit.

Lynn Tesoro will take Jalouse editor Jennifer Eymere to court on charges of “assault, battery, emotional distress, slander and/or libel.” Sounds about right!

A bit of “well, duh” advice for anyone who’s active in the public sphere: It’s bad enough to strike someone in our litigious society, but going out of your way to say you’re not sorry for it is a really dumb idea–and it certainly won’t make you a more sympathetic defendant.

While we can’t testify as to the details of this incident, we’d like to call it a victory for PR pros everywhere.

Dangerous PR: Fashion Rep Gets Slapped at Zac Posen

We feel certain that most PR pros have their share of juicy on-the-job stories.

Some outsiders labor under the mistaken impression that PR is a safe and easy industry that attracts ambitious individuals with promises of glamour and free drinks–rather than the obsessive, hectic, extremely demanding business that it actually is. We’re here to help them realize the error of their ways with tales recounting the dangers of working in public relations.

Today’s horror story comes from the notoriously catty world of fashion, where all stereotypes are true (and they’re usually even worse than you thought).

New York’s Fashion Week is notorious for showcasing both beautiful designs and horribly entitled behavior. A dust-up at last weekend’s Zac Posen showcase included both—and Naomi Campbell was there too for good measure.

Right before the show started, fire marshals pulled a number of seats from the venue, leaving some put-out guests to stand and wait patiently for Ms. Campbell to arrive. After a 40-minute delay, tensions ran high.

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Designer Fashion Label Zac Posen Eliminates VP of Comm. Position

Karen Duffy, vice president of communications for design label Zac Posen left the company, she announced yesterday. “It is with great sadness that I leave such an amazing company, but my position has been eliminated,” Duffy said in an e-mail to staff. New York magazine’s Amy O’Dell wonders, “…who will handle public relations and deal with sorry bloggers like us now?”