43 Gorgeous Zac Posen Dresses We'll Always Remember

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Anyone who knows anything about fashion can agree on one thing: It's cyclical. The latest casualties of post-aught consumerism hit this week like a one-two punch: first, the shuttering of storied department store Barneys New York, followed by the announcement that Zac Posen was ending his eponymous label and would not be producing his recently shown S/S 20 collection.

Yes, fashion lovers everywhere took a blow to the gut last week, but as with any end of an era, it's always nice to take a trip down memory lane and recall our favorite moments from stylish years gone by. A homegrown New York City kid, Zac Posen emerged onto the scene in early 2002 and soon earned accolades from both fashion and Hollywood tastemakers. Working with model turned muse Coco Rocha for over a decade, Posen was also a favorite for the red carpet set, regularly dressing megastars such as Rihanna, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and good friend Katie Holmes for everything from award shows to Anna Wintour's annual Met Gala.

While we will undoubtedly miss Posen's jaw-droppingly gorgeous gowns this upcoming red carpet season, we'll have to cross our fingers that some archival pieces make their way back into the spotlight over the next few years. In the meantime, join us as we take a look back at some of the wunderkind designer's best runway and red carpet moments that helped defined fashion over the past two decades.

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WHO: Natalie Portman
WHAT: 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards

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WHO: Mischa Barton 
WHAT: 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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WHO: Shalom Harlow
WHAT: 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards

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WHO: Lindsay Lohan
WHAT: 2007 Met Gala

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WHO: Beyoncé 
WHAT: 2007 Movies Rock: A Celebration of Music in Film 

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WHO:  Rihanna 
WHAT: 50th annual Grammy Awards (2008)

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WHO: Kate Mara
WHAT: 2008 Met Gala

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WHO: Rihanna
WHAT: 2008 American Music Awards

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WHO: Kate Winslet
WHAT: 2009 Orange British Academy Film Awards 

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WHO: Chanel Iman
WHAT: 2009 Met Gala

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WHO: Devon Aoki
WHAT: 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards 

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WHO: Christina Hendricks
WHAT: 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)

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WHO: Kim Kardashian West
WHAT: 7th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award (2010)

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WHO: Eva Longoria 
WHAT: 68th annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)

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WHO: Christina Ricci 
WHAT: 2011 Met Gala

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WHO: Kristen Wiig 
WHAT: 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)

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WHO: Reese Witherspoon
WHAT: 69th annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)

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WHO: Leslie Bibb
WHAT: 2012 Met Gala

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WHO: January Jones
WHAT: 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012)

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WHO: Kelly Osbourne
WHAT: 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012)

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WHO: Coco Rocha
WHAT: Zac Posen's S/S 13 fashion show

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WHO: Lena Dunham
WHAT: 70th annual Golden Globe Awards (2013)

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WHO: Amanda Seyfried 
WHAT: 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)

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WHO: Uma Thurman
WHAT: 2013 Met Gala

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WHO: Liu Wen 
WHAT: 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards (2014)

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WHO: Coco Rocha
WHAT: Zac Posen's F/W 14 fashion show 

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WHO: Rita Ora
WHAT: 2014 American Music Awards 

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WHO: Liu Wen
WHAT: 2014 Met Gala

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WHO: Rihanna
WHAT: First annual Diamond Ball (2014)

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WHO: Naomi Campbell
WHAT: Zac Posen's A/W 15 fashion show

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WHO: Viola Davis
WHAT: 87th annual Academy Awards (2015)

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WHO: Karen Elson and Dita Von Teese
WHAT: 2014 Met Gala

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WHO: Claire Danes
WHAT: 2016 Met Gala

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WHO: Emily Ratajkowski 
WHAT: 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

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WHO: Iman
WHAT: 19th annual amfAR New York Gala (2017)

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WHO: Katie Holmes
WHAT: 2017 Met Gala

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WHO: Miley Cyrus
WHAT: 60th annual Grammy Awards (2018)

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WHO: Tavi Gevinson
WHAT: 72nd annual Tony Awards (2018)

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WHO: Joey King
WHAT: 70th Emmy Awards (2018)

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WHO: Katie Holmes
WHAT: 2019 Met Gala

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WHO: FeiFei Sun
WHAT: 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards

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WHO: Winnie Harlow 
WHAT: Icons by Carine Roitfeld Party 2019