This American born designer was trained at Central Saint Martin’s in London and discovered in 2000. During a 1996 internship at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Posen examined the work of the French designer Madeleine Vionnet. Vionnet cut her dresses on a bias to highlight a woman’s curves, this is a technique which Posen evidently has carried over to his own work.
The 32 year old’s work is already a permanent feature in the legendary Victoria and Albert Museum in London and has been seen on a huge selection of celebrities, such as Natalie Portman, Claire Danes and Naomi Campbell.
Posen is one of many designers to start using Instagram to advertise their work. His account has many pictures of whimsical gowns which every girl would love to see hanging in their wardrobe. The rich fabrics, intricate detailing and signature nipped-in waist of Posen’s designs are fashion heaven. These definitely aren’t dresses you’d wear to pick up some milk.
Since following his Instagram his label has become my style crush, I can’t help but dream about wearing one of his beautiful gowns, while attending a lavish banquet. Kate Middleton and I would discuss how she keeps her luscious locks so bouncy and Prince Harry would be my cheeky chappy date. Might as well do things properly.
His designs are classic and daring at the time, perhaps why he has been quoted as saying ‘I don’t have a formula, except that I don’t believe in playing it safe.’
No red carpet is complete without a bit of Posen draped onto an effortlessly stylish celebrity. I know who I will be calling up when I have been nominated for an Oscar…