Zac Posen has been dazzling runway audiences since 2002, when he released his debut women's collection at the tender age of 21. Born and based in NYC, Posen masterfully recaptures the streamlined, ultra-feminine aesthetic of 1940s Hollywood with stunning wedding dresses, evening gowns, and ready-to-wear essentials that epitomize classic high glamour. Perfectly tailored pencil skirts, suit jackets, and sheath dresses receive an extra shot of drama thanks to loosely draping sleeves, gathered collars, peplum waistlines, and other flourishes. Carry your everyday needs in one of Posen's exquisite leather handbags, or channel Katherine Hepburn by slipping on a pair of his high-waist crepe pants. With threads and accessories like these, it's no wonder Posen has won over so many of modern-day Hollywood's fashion icons — from Kate Winslet to Katy Perry. If your A-list style comes with a D-list budget, fear not: in 2010 Posen released Z Spoke, a diffusion line in which the CFDA award-winning designer recreates his signature styles for budget-conscious tastemakers.
Zac Posen’s contemporary Z Spoke line is as much a celebration of retro-charged femininity and razor-sharp tailoring as his high-end collection — with a young, coquettish elegance. Look for precision details (origami-like cuffs, tiered ruffle panels, classic box pleats) and vintage-inspired flourishes (sweetheart necklines, exaggerated flared hems, silk tie sashes) on A-line party dresses, kicky skirts, fluid silk gowns, and chic collarless jackets.
It’s no wonder ladies ranging from Helen Mirren to Beyoncé love Zac Posen—just take a look at this handbag selection from his newest venture, Z Spoke. A perfect balance of uptown chic and downtown cool, choose from an array of feminine silhouettes marked by fresh details like bows and scarf-style leather straps.
From party-ready frocks to winter-ready jackets, these must-have picks are sure to go fast.
If you’re on the hunt for a signature piece for the season, you’re in luck — major names like Giambattista Valli and Calvin Klein Collection deliver elegant silk dresses, vintage tweed jackets, cashmere pencil skirts, and more statement-worthy finds. But don’t hesitate, these in-demand looks are the last of their kind.