Rosewood Hotels & Resorts today adds fashion icon Zac Posen to its Rosewood Curators program, a carefully selected group of luminaries and leaders who share travel recommendations and insider tips for Rosewood destinations around the world. Posen joins Rosewood Curators on behalf of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood’s property in Dallas, Texas.
A New York City native, Zac Posen discovered his passion for design at an early age and has since become one of the premier women’s wear designers in the world and a favorite amongst Hollywood A-listers. Posen has also served as a judge on the hit show, Project Runway, and currently serves as the Creative Director for Brooks Brothers.
Constantly jet-setting around the globe, Posen has become an expert traveler by design. Of the many places that he has visited, Dallas remains a longstanding favorite for its rich culture, heritage, and distinct style. As the host venue of the Posen’s first trunk show fifteen years ago, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek holds special personal and professional significance to him. As the Curator for Dallas, Posen shares his favorite ways to experience the city and his tips for discovering the unexpected, most authentic elements of a destination.
Posen recommends exploring a destination’s full range of cultural attractions. In Dallas, this means making time for both the Dallas Contemporary Museum as well as the rodeo, which he finds fascinating for its deep-rooted ties to American style and culture. To make the most of one’s experience, Posen also suggests detaching from mobile devices and embracing the unknown by wandering a neighborhood without a map or specific destination in mind. He stresses the importance of remaining present and open to inspiration, which might come from a scent or texture, an interesting color, or an exchange with a local. He advises asking locals for their favorite hotspots to find the most authentic parts of the city and then, after a full day of exploring, unwinding with a hot epsom salt bath.
“Dallas has an incredibly distinct style. From the inherent graciousness of the locals to the powerful spectacle of the rodeo and the sophisticated energy of the ever-changing art scene, Dallas is bold, elegant, and vibrant,” said Zac Posen. “The city’s powerhouse style and vibrant culture is a constant source of inspiration, and keeps me coming back again and again.”
Posen’s complete Curator interview, including his destination and travel tips, can be found on Rosewood Conversations, the brand’s new online travel digital platform.
First launched in 2013, the Rosewood Curator program includes fashion icons Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel, prima ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan, fashion editor Nina Garcia, film director Johnnie To, and auctioneer Simon de Pury, among others.