Collaboration Flashback: Zac Posen + Rosen Crown

It’s time for another Flashback Friday. In 2010, Luxury Fashion designer Zac Posen commissioned multiple works from American painter Rosson Crow for inspiration for four collections: Spring, Pre-Fall, Fall, and Resort. For Spring, the designer took images directly from Crow’s paintings, including a lion that seemed to jump right off a halter-neck silk gown as the model strutted down the runway. For Fall, Posen requested a series of floral textiles, which he used to inspire his prints for that collection. For a designer, coming up with themes and sources of inspiration for multiple collections each year can be challenging, and it is common for a fashion designer to look at a specific artist’s oeuvre or even a single work as the basis of an entire season’s collection. The works Crow created pushed Posen to exercise different facets of his creative thinking, and the result was spectacular.

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A look from the Spring 2010 Collection

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A look from the Spring 2010 Collection

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A look from the Fall 2010 RTW Collection

Jackie's Strength, 2011 Acrylic and oil on canvas 78 x 151

Jackie’s Strength, by Rosson Crow, 2011 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 78 x 151 (via Honor Fraser)

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