Loulou de la Falaise and Zac Posen at Saks. Photo, Drew Altizer.
I chatted with Zac Posen for a few minutes during his fashion show at Saks last week.
Damion: Is this your first time in San Francisco?
Zac: No. My first trunk show ever was in San Francisco. It was at Neiman’s. It was a big party. And then I came back, I would say, two years ago, for the Museum of Modern Art — for their Glamour show, which we were a part of.”
D: Oh, right.
Z: But I’ve never spent extended time in San Francisco.
D: Will you be able to now?
Z: I’m going back on Saturday. But I’m going to go to a great dinner, and great lunch. And I’ll get to see the Vivienne Westwood exhibition.
D: Oh, yes.
Z: I didn’t get to see it at the Metropolitan Museum. I just came back from London. I was in an exhibition at the Victoria Albert museum, so I just flew back from London.
D: Your clothing is in the museum?
Z: Yeah, it was a show on New York fashion now.
D: Oh, wow, to already be in a museum after how many years?
Z: We’re going to be approaching our sixth year. Time flies. It’s crazy.
D: Well, the clothing really shows your experience. I was just looking at the detail, which you don’t see at all in the runway shots because of the black background.
Z: You lose all detail.
D: Beautiful details. And a lot of people were oohing and ahhing over the little jersey caplet — or I’m not sure what it is.
Z: The jacket.
D: Yeah. It’s so cute.
D: Have you had any items so far that really stand out with customers?
Z: That jersey jacket, and all the pieces that have the mixed lame pieces, and all of the suiting. And then all the pieces that are in the orchid purple.
D: That color is so beautiful.
Z: Yeah. All the colors have been doing so well for us.
More of Drew Altizer’s photos from the event can be seen at his Social Studies blog at 7×7.