We let out an audible gasp when we found out that Zac Posen would be shutting down his namesake label. The New York fashion designer has been a staple on the red carpet for almost 20 years. Since his eponymous label launched in 2001, Posen has dressed many A-listers in his romantic, flattering and showstopping designs. (We’re talking Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Katie Holmes and plenty of others.) And there was almost always at least one Zac Posen look at every award show, from the Oscars to the Emmys. Not to mention the Met Gala where the designer’s super structured creations stood out no matter the theme.
So now that the brand is no more, we decided the best way to pay homage was to look back at the designer’s many red carpet highlights.