Two great talents, two strong mothers, two beautiful success stories.
As I look back on my time in the fashion world, there are some success stories that are dearest to my heart. They fill me with joy, and a sense of justice.
Zac Posen and Krikor Jabotian are two such stories. Two very young men with an undeniable passion and flair for design. And two devoted mothers that believed in their sons.
Listen, I’m not a rich kid. I’m a cultured kid; I’m very rich in culture. ~ Zac Posen
I remember when Zac Posen first started his journey, his mother Susan was my contact. At the time, it was such a small operation, and the fact that his mum was in charge, was endearing and sweet. As I look back on it now, I see it so differently. Yes perhaps endearing and sweet, but mostly, ferociously passionate and unwaveringly supportive.
With Krikor Jabotian, I saw the same young man, the same passion in his eyes, the same talent in his palm. And I saw the same resolute woman by his side. A young mother, barely 40, with the unrivaled protectiveness and encouragement of a true believer. I can still sense their connection while in their presence. A ball of energy alight with their unabashed commitment to Krikor’s talent and their love and respect for one another.
And the years go by and these fine young men continue to flourish, a symbol of true talent, faith and loyalty.