Over the weekend, Zac Posen confirmed that both his namesake line, House of Z, and diffusion line Z Spoke, had shuttered after failing to find new investors or a buyer for the business. The designer revealed to WWD that he had no choice but to shut down trading. Describing the news as “pretty intense” and “surreal,” Posen told the publication, “My partners and I tried everything possible within our means to find solutions to keep it going. I have been trying to find the right strategic partners at this tough time in retail and in the industry. The clock ran out.”
Posen, who is known for his his body-hugging creations, has an impressive celebrity following with stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Deepika Padukone, Rihanna, Michelle Obama, Miley Cyrus, and Katie Holmes regularly wearing his creations. Click through the gallery below to see 15 of the designer’s most memorable gowns.