The Met Friends of the Costume Institute hosted a private screening of House of Z, a feature documentary on the life and career of designer Zac Posen. The film is an insider’s view of Zac Posen and his company, one of the most glamorous brands in the world. Zac met with the members who attended at a private cocktail hour that had popcorn and candy. He introduced the film and his journey before the private screening began.
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 glamorous brands in the world — revealing the battle between art and commerce.
Pictured at the screening are members Y. David Scharf, litigation partner at Morrison Cohen LLP, Cheryl Scharf and Zac Posen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Friends of the Costume Institute helps support the Met’s historic collection of more than 35,000 costumes, examples of fashionable dress and accessories representing five continents and seven centuries, from the fifteenth century to the present. Friends are invited to private events including behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive receptions with curators, designers, and key figures in fashion and design.