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House of Z

Country: USA, Language: English, 90 mins

  • Director: Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Writer: Sherien Barsoum; Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Producer: Sherien Barsoum; Sandy Chronopoulos

CGiii Comment

It's better to have peaked and fallen than never to have peaked at all! So said Icarus!

Success and's either a match made in heaven...or, a marriage from Hell. Zac Posen experienced both sides...he lapped it up and then died a [metaphorical and monolithic] death. 

Young Mr Posen had no humility [who does at that age?]...the older Mr Posen - thankfully - does. As his family forgives some of the atrocious decisions he made...he's on the rise [again]. Hopefully, with maturity and humility, this rise will be more's near-to-impossible to pick yourself up and dust yourself off...twice!

This is a candid account of a remarkable career - a career that dreams are made of...and, an even more remarkable fall from grace. The classic: Too much, too soon. Y'see...when you believe in your own hype, the nightmares' ears are pricked, and they seditiously stalk in the background...ready to grab, guzzle and crush. The fashion industry ain't no bed of sweet-smelling's a lion's den at feeding time.

Mr Posen got out alive...then, threw himself straight back in...some would say...what a foolish thing to do! Not at all, Zac Posen is a designer, that's what he does, that's what he needs to do...he flew, he fell...and, if he keeps his head screwed on and feet firmly planted on terra firma...he will flourish. Talent has a way of showing its beautiful face...again and again.


The(ir) Blurb...

HOUSE OF Z chronicles the meteoric rise of fashion designer Zac Posen, his epic fall from favor, and his challenge to rebuild his company and his reputation.

The film is a portrait of an artist as a young man, an insider’s view of the ups and downs of the fashion industry, and a look behind the curtain of one of the most glamourous brands in the world- revealing the battle between art and commerce.

Cast & Characters

Paz de la Huerta as Herself;
Naomi Campbell as Herself;
Sean Combs as Himself;
Zac Posen as Himself - Designer,
Karen Elson as Herself - Model;
Andre Leon Talley as Himself - Contributing Editor, Vogue;
Lola Schnabel as Herself - Artist;
Albertina Rizzo as Herself;
Ken Downing as Himself - Senior Vice President / Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus;
Robin Givhan as Herself - Fashion Critic, The Washington Post;
Christopher Niquet as Himself - Creative Director,
Christina Binkley as Herself - Fashion and Style Columnist, The Wall Street Journal;
John Demsey as Himself - Executive Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.;
Eric Wilson as Himself - Fashion News Director at InStyle;
Heidi Hayden as Herself