“As good looking and stylish as its subject, House of Z is a portrait of the artist as a young man.
“Famously well connected, Zac Posen rode a rocket ship to fame and success at the age of 21. But his is a cautionary tale of what happens to those whose PR machines are steps ahead of reality. As quickly as the handsome Zac made a name for himself, he found himself on the receiving end of damaging gossip, bad reviews and dropping sales. Told with the help of a star-studded cast, including Puff Daddy, Naomi Campbell and Claire Danes, this all-access story charts the rise and fall – and rise again – of a fashion world wunderkind.” — Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs
“While House of Z is aesthetically quite straightforward, it receives a jolt of unique energy from Posen’s own front-and-center participation in this portrait…In Posen’s continued dedication to making dresses in his atelier – and by personally draping gowns over female bodies, as the foundation of his process – House of Z captures the way in which direct hands-on engagement is vital to an artist’s continued relevance, and vitality.” — Nick Schager, Variety
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“An enjoyable doc overflowing with stunning pieces of clothing, both on models and on its star.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter