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Zac Posen 'tapped for Charles James'

Zac Posen 'tapped for Charles James'

Zac Posen is reportedly in talks to help resurrect Charles James.

The American designer is already busy with his eponymous label, which showed as part of New York Fashion Week last month, but Page Six reports he has also been tapped to revive the much-loved brand.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein bought the rights to the label last spring from the late designer's children. Charles died in 1978 but his stunning ball gown designs are still admired to this day, with The Metropolitan Museum of Art holding an exhibition in his honour last year titled Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

It's thought Zac has been hired to consult the label along with Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman, who designs for Marchesa, her business partner Keren Craig and her brother Edward Chapman.

Weinstein spoke about his love for the brand last May following the exhibition and shared his excitement at bringing it back to life.

"Charles James was one of the most incredible couturiers in the history of fashion and this label deserves to be a household name in the same ranks as Chanel, Dior and Oscar de la Renta," he said. "There isn't a single designer in high fashion who wouldn't name him as a major influence. We are beyond thrilled to be spearheading the revival of this brand and bringing it back to the world's finest retailers."

Zac will no doubt be a valuable asset to the brand. Since entering the fashion industry he has won over countless famous fans including close pal Naomi Campbell and actresses Claire Danes, Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet.

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