The last few months have been a little crazy
and, as such, we have been focusing on high level stories - or stories that happened to cross my desk - here at Bad Boy Blog. At the same time, being a comprehensive source, I at least wanted to summarize some of the stories that fell through the cracks during this time. Check out some of them below.
Zac Posen Line Has New President: Jillian Sinel
Back in December, Women's Wear Daily reported
that the Zac Posen line had a new president.
Before taking the role, according to her LinkedIn profile
, Jillian Sinel was the COO at Carolina Herrera
and also spent time at Christian Dior.
Zac Posen Wins Six Week Internship with Martha Stewart's Company
At a charity function in November, Zac Posen bid #3,500 and won a six week internship at Martha Stewart's company
On Thursday, Zac Posen presented in Paris for the first time, as part of Fashion Week, and the reviews are decidedly mixed, skewing toward negative overall.
Lauren Sherman at Fashionista
praised the collection, but Suzy Menkes of The New York Times
, Women's Wear Daily
, Christina Binkley of The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Runway
were not impressed.
It received mixed or ambivalent reviews from Jenny Barchfield of the Associated Press
, Booth Moore of All The Rage
, Nicole Phelps of Style.com
and Hilary Alexander of the Telegraph
New York Magazine has pictures of the entire collection
, so you can take a look and decide for yourself.
Via Justin Fenner
Kristin Young of DailyFinance reports
that, according to a Luxury Institute poll
conducted this year, "high-end female shoppers" ranked Zac Posen among the top 3 luxury shoe brands "most worthy of a price premium" between $400 and $4,000.
Zac Posen ranked third, behind Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.
that the first episode of "A Beautiful Life" will feature a Zac Posen fashion show and Posen will play himself. "A Beautiful Life" is a new CW show produced by Ashton Kutcher and features Mischa Barton. The article describes it as "a satire based on the fashion industry."
From the press release
The Fashion Scholarship Fund hasselected the eight Finalists for its Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award and will announce the four Winners live at the 2009 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner on January 7th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Eachwinner will receive a $25,000 scholarship award.
The 8 finalists are presenting their Case Studies to FSF's Board of Governorin New York on January 5th and 6th and the 4 winners will be announced live on January 7th before hundreds of the industry's top professionals and advocates at the Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner.
Hundreds of college students from around the country applied for the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award, which is considered the premier scholarship for students interested in fashion.
FSF is awarding an additional $400,000throughout the year to 80 students to further its commitment to cultivating exceptional students interested in fashion into the next generation of the industry's leaders. FSF has invited all eighty fashion scholars and 8 Finalists to attend the January 7th Dinner, with each being hosted by different FSF corporate sponsors.
Following the Awards presentation, FSF will honor Mindy Grossman (CEO, HSN, Inc.), Zac Posen (Fashion Designer), and Les Steiger(SVP GMM Men's, Macy's Central) for their outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. Iman (CEO, IMAN Cosmetics and IMAN Global Chic), Patricia Field (Award Winning Costume Designer and Stylist), and Ronny Wurtzburger (President, Peerless
Clothing) will present the awards respectively. Tim Gunn (Star of Bravo's "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," mentor on "Project Runway" and CCO at Liz Claiborne Inc.) will host event.
Despite recent reports
, any plans for a Zac Posen secondary line are on hold, due to the current economic conditions. This, according to Women's Wear Daily
, who quotes a company spokeswoman.
Zap2it's Liz Pardue
writes about Wednesday's episode of "Stylista"
, which is a fashion based reality one. One of the tasks was to find a replacement model for a Zac Posen shoot.
Fashion Week Daily reports
that Zac Posen is planning to introduce lower price clothing lines, in response to economic struggles. The first, they say, will be a diffusion line
The Fashion Time Magazine reports
that singer Rihanna wore a Zac Posen dress on the red carpet at the 2008 American Music Awards.