Sunday, August 13, 2017

House of Z

Sadly today was the last day of the Film Festival and it was the last movie I had booked to see with a friend.  House of Z is a documentary about American fashion designer Zac Posen.  Like other shows about other designers, this one is about a recent collection shown but I think he has opened up his life more than many of the rest.  He was obviously a very talented and charismatic teenager and he was able to establish himself by having amazing support from his family, with his mother and sister working with him for some time.

 Even though my friend and I do not know much about the current high fashion world, it is a compelling watch, from him being fashions darling to being irrelevant in a short time and then having to make a comeback .  It is interesting to realize how much an illusion it is, when they haven't made any money in years, and that the money comes from investors  and deals made with outside companies.  4/5


sallyhicks said...

That sounds like one I would reall enjoy. I enjoyed a disk of Coco Chanel but was disappointed that it stopped when she reached the peak. It was all about her life from a child and very interesting.Quite extraordinary how she grew up in a brothel.

John Bellen said...

It's nice to read of a supportive family. Too many documentaries describe the same struggles that the successful have at the beginnings of their careers.