An hour before his show, Zac Posen tucked himself into one of two linen chairs in his unfinished new office on 54th Street and Fifth Avenue. The walls, including those in the showroom that served as a runway, were still Sheetrocked. Team Posen moves in next month, and they couldn’t control their excitement about the new address: They clearly take their cues from their leader.
Posen is one of the most cheerful, hardworking fellows in New York. In the last few days, he has already shown his ZAC Zac Posen collection and filmed Project Runway. And from the way he mentioned “dialogues with retailers” in regard to his main collection, it’s clear his Spring brief is to find that sweet spot between art and commerce. And he’s up for the challenge. “At the end of the day, we’re here to sell clothes,” he said.