04/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Zac Posen Falls On Hard Times

In fashion, it is considered poor form to air one's grievances in public, let alone at a party, and directly to an editor in chief; and yet Mr. Posen, in his meteoric career since founding his company in 2001, around the time of his 21st birthday, has never allowed decorum to stand in the way of his tongue. He has bristled at editors for any number of offenses, not the least of which was when they described him as a "young designer." Mr. Posen knew he was bigger than that, no matter his age.