5 MINUTES WITH Zac Posen
He’s a designer synonymous with wow-factor gowns. Zac Posen counts Claire Danes, Reese Witherspoon and Coco Rocha as his red-carpet glam squad and his Truly Zac Posen collection for David’s Bridal has topped our dreamiest dresses list since its launch in 2014. We recently chatted with Posen about his latest lineup and his musings on bridal style.
What is the style philosophy behind your latest collection for David’s Bridal?
“The dresses feature sculpted fabric manipulations, as well as clean silhouettes with details that help create a modern look. Hand-sewn appliqués, engineered botanicals, and feminine lace add to the dramatic romanticism of several of the gowns. I played with layering delicate lace fabrics to create an alluring sense of volume within the silhouettes.”
Do you have some favourite trends you see as being new bridal classics?
“I believe when it comes to wedding gowns, the bride needs to embody the dress. She should embrace her silhouette and character, which she can do with the help of my designs. I believe there is a resurgence in becoming oneself, but a few flashes of gold or other fabrics are always good statements.”
What is the most important thing a bride needs to consider when shopping?
“There really is no right or wrong way to find the wedding dress of your dreams. You need to search out the gown that embraces your sensuality and personality as well as embodies the woman you truly are.”—Alison McGill