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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stick to what you know

So I don't think fashion designer Zac Posen will be adding a "slash" to his business card any time soon. As in "fashion designer/interior decorator."

The 29-year-old Posen, who blazed onto the fashion scene when barely out of his teens, has dressed many a red-carpet starlet and received fawning press coverage. With his fashion house experiencing Great Recession-related financial difficulties, Posen has been courting extracurricular projects including his current collaboration with Target.

When the developer of a 9-unit Manhattan boutique condo project came calling last year, Posen swiftly accepted a deal to consult on the finish specifications and decorate the 2700 sq ft 3-bedroom model. Perhaps, the offer should have been more carefully considered...





Should you find yourself with an extra $4 million burdening your bank account, the developer will happily sell you the model, all furnishings included. Except the artwork. It's Posen's personal collection and he is rather attached to it.

[Curbed NY]
[The Real Deal]
[Zac Posen]

26 comments:

Sketch42 said...

You would think taste would translate. It doesnt.

sherri said...

yeah, not feeling it. he has a permanent sneer though, and no matter how talented a designer, has always bugged me a bit.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What the hell happened?

my favorite and my best said...

hmmm...the bedrooms def suck balls.
the living room isn't the worst i've seen. the curtains are what is killing the room for me.

Paul Anater said...

Is that his attempt to be clever? If so it's not working.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

oh no. This just killed my coffee buzz I had going.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

you're 100% right, raina - that's bloody awful. ostentacious rubbish that is even offensive to the 1980's.

ModernSauce said...

How can someone be so good at dresses and so bad at curtains? damn.

Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Oh my! It's very Elvisey.

maison21 said...

you know what i would say if someone asked me to design a dress?

"no."

Jessica said...

gay funeral home - where purple went to die

nkp said...

Ewwww. He can keep it. All of it.

Sol Kawage said...

Ahahahah gay funeral home ahahha thanks Jessica.

This i horrible and is the worst kind of horrible because it's the horrible where someone squandered a lot money and materials to achieve it.

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

There are hungry children in this world that he could be feeding.

Marija said...

Am I the only one who likes that wall thing in the living room? Minus the pink and yellow. And the rest of the room, of course...

erin@designcrisis said...

But he did stick with what he knew -- fabric. And more fabric. And MORE fabric.

ps: his Target collection is hideously tailored, but that may just be Target's fault.

The Zhush said...

Zac is no Ralph, (but I may need to now...) I used to love purple.

David said...

The pot filler in the first shot looks way too high, and it doesn't get much better. I actually like the big X moulding panel in the living room. The bedrooms make me want to sleep on the couch.

Mr. Posen, next time you've got the urge to work with some purple please call Raina, she knows how to use it.

sanctuaryhome said...

I saw his collection at Target today and honestly didn't see anything I wanted/needed. Like David, I like the moulding detail in the 4th photo, everything else is yucky.

Robin said...

"Oh my goodness, the view of NYC out these windows is interfering with my design, quick, cover it all up with these heavy skirts... I mean heavy drapes"

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helen said...

Did My Little Pony just add a condo to the range?

susieq said...

I agree with Erin. That fabric everywhere is horrid. And those bedrooms are Design Star-like. And that molding sculptural wall thing? What a disaster.

Jill said...

The last pic looks like a really sad B&B.

What a waste of textiles in all of the rooms.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh. Ouch.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

fuck the rest of that house, let's talk about the kitchen. I'm guessing the counters and backsplash are just stainless and the computer is making them look gold... but! let's PRETEND they really are gold... paired with turquoise cabinets. I don't care how tacky that is, I simply love it.

but again, fuck the rest of the house.