Z-Spoke meets Meatpacking

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Zac Posen
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Designer Zac Posen is on a roll to say the least. From launching diffusion line Z-Spoke in 2010 and delving into the world of couture, it’s obvious to most that he’s become an asset to the American fashion industry. Last night Posen hosted a party to celebrate the opening of his first stand alone Z-Spoke by Zac Posen store and it seemed everyone in New York was coming to support-even his mom!

Posen’s opening attracted a bevvy of editor-friends from some heavy-weight magazines and websites. He had all his bases covered, with Meredith Melling Burke of Vogue Magazine,’s Nicole Phelps, T-Magazine’s Stephanie Lacava and Kristian Laliberte of Refinery29 who was accompanied by interior designer/Refinery29 contributor Natalie Obradovich. City “It” kids like Genevieve Jones, Ally Hilfiger and Michelle Harper added to the stylish bunch with Jones and Hilfiger rocking black-on-black with as much style as Michelle Harper in her expectantly cheeky outfit.

The classic aesthetics of the store fit perfectly with the sophisticated yet edgy aesthetic of the collections. Red accents throughout the space give dimension and atmosphere that make me want to curl up with one of the fantastic coffee table books on the wall curated by bookshop owner Michael Gallagher.

With the opening of the store, and another season at NYFW in the works, there’s no telling what Posen will get into next. Perhaps he’ll join the (Alexander)Wang train and compete in the nail polish market. One things for sure, this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of the superstar.


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