Zac Posen

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Goodbyes are never easy. 

Iconic fashion designer Zac Posen announced on Friday that he would be shuttering his fashion line after 18 years. The fashion industry has been hit with some pretty hard times lately, and this amazing line was one of the unfortunate casualties of a major industry shift. In true style, Zac took to his Instagram to share the news with the world and give gratitude to the amazing staff who has helped him shape his dream and vision in the industry. 

"I want to express my appreciation to our extraordinary team and for all those who have stood by me and the brand," Zac captioned the sweet pic with his team. "I owe a great deal of gratitude for their unwavering support for and dedication to the Company. I am grateful to the team who lent their incomparable talent and commitment along the way. I remain incredibly proud of what we created and hopeful for the future." 

While the news has sent waves through the fashion community, Zac himself was also shocked by the unfortunate development. In an exclusive interview with WWD, he opened up about the untimely end of his line. 

"The board made a difficult decision," Zac said. "We were in a sale process and we ran out of time." Although the fashion power-house fought for his company, in the end it was in the hands of the board. 

"There was a board vote. We had to make the call," he continued. "My partners and I tried everything possible within our means to find solutions to keep it going. I have been trying to find the right strategic partners at this tough time in retail and in the industry. The clock ran out."

Although the line is ending sooner than expected, since it's creation in 2001, Zac has made a huge name for himself in the industry. Especially thanks to some famous faces that inspired him over the years. Scroll through the pictures below to see all of his incredible celebrity muses throughout the years. 

Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Zac Posen, MET Gala 2016, Couples

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Zac Posen, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Zac Posen, Naomi Campbell

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Zac Posen, Katie Holmes

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Zac Posen, Princess Eugenie

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Zac Posen, Rihanna

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Uma Thurman, Zac Posen, Tribeca Film Festival

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Zac Posen, Coco Rocha

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Zac Posen, Emily Ratajkowski, 2016 Emmy Awards, Candids

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Zac Posen, Nina Dobrev, 2019 MET Gala, After Party

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The world awaits his next great adventure. 

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