Thursday, March 18, 2010
Zac's inspiration, ripped from the headlines
Zac Posen’s upcoming collection for Target features prom gowns and dresses for under $100. As for his inspiration, Posen claims it came straight from the headlines. He tells Teen Vogue:
“Lesbian proms have been such a big thing in the news lately,” Posen says. “Rather than create a fake subculture, I wanted to address things that are actually happening.”
But unless Posen has a time machine at his disposal, I'm not sure that’s actually true. Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old lesbian from Mississippi who is currently fighting the good fight to be able to take her girlfriend to prom, has only really made headlines in the last two weeks. Jezebel points out, however, that there have been a few under-the-national-radar prom controversies to which he could be referring. Maybe, but I doubt it.
Regardless, he does end the interview with a good point: “It’s a kick-ass girl who can wear a tuxedo to prom! Don’t be afraid of drama. Prom is one of the few opportunities in life when you can fulfill any romantic desires you have." "And,” he deadpans, with signature Posen wit, “there’s no prenup attached to it.” Nor would you need one at these prices.