Zac Posen on the runway Spring 2009
Zac Posen on the runway Spring 2009

NEW YORK, Sep 18, 2008 / FW/ — Partnering with American Express, Zac Posen is the only designer during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week who had an encore. The first show was Thursday night on Sep 11, wherein Hollywood A-listers Marisa Tomei, Daphne Guinness, Lauren Hutton, Claire Danes, Leighton Meester and Sean Combs attended the show.

Friday night, Zac Posen closed the New York season by doing an encore of his Spring 2009 collection for American Express cardmembers. As a part of American Express’ continued support of designers and the fashion industry, proceeds from the sale of event tickets will contribute to the $500,000 American Express donation to Council of Fashion Designers of America in support of the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund which helps emerging American designers find continued success in the business of fashion.

Zac Posen, who just turned 27, is also celebrating his 7th year as a designer, which has been a very busy seven years. For Spring 2009, the New York-based designer proposed dramatic, strapless shift dresses in sorbet colors. There were also, Hellenic dresses in pale apple chiffon and silver lamé. And of course, a parade of red carpet worthy gowns in chiffon.

Known for his strong feminine aesthetic and a favorite with fashion editors and celebrities alike, Zac Posen is one of the most sought-after designers in the fashion industry.

For his American Express encore, there was an exclusive reception held onsite in the Main Lobby of the tents at Bryant Park. Immediately following the runway show, Zac Posen returned to the spotlight for a question answer session and provide additional insight on his inspirations and creative process, making it a truly memorable night for all in attendance.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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