Glamourous. Modern. Elegant. These are all words that sum up Zac Posen’s red carpet-worthy gowns and eveningwear. Posen, a New York native, first began honing his trademark aesthetic while attending Parson's School of Design at the young age of 14. After completing his degree at London’s legendary Central Saint Martin’s University, the designer launched his namesake brand in 2001. Several awards and a steady lineup of celebrity clients later, Posen has become one of fashion's most influential names. And his brand—which now includes accessories and a number of diffusion lines—is an industry powerhouse.