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The latest D&G ad campaign, shot by Steven Klein, features Madonna’s beau Jesus Luz and Eva Herzigova, in historical boxing sanctuary Gleason’s Gym.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Most people know Zac Posen as the bon vivant New Yorker with a passion for dramatic designs, but fewer, perhaps, realize he is quite the foodie. Posen admits his waistline is often in flux, and while in high school in 1998, he won two Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of which was for a short story he wrote about a person who, because of a wrong measurement of an ingredient in a Martha Stewart recipe, is driven to kill the domestic queen. On Friday morning, Posen recalled this, and many other anecdotes, when he spoke to over 100 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners at the Museum of Arts & Design on Columbus Circle in Manhattan. He told the crowd he never turns to trend forecasters while conceptualizing the next collection. “Curiosity is very important,” Posen said. “I am always trying to stay curious and open and take in knowledge. I think you create your own trend forecast.”

In the conversation with Susan Harris, the textile designer and founder of home furnishings brand SeaCloth, he also talked about his career path, inspirations and design process, the importance of being a communicator in this media-savvy age, and his culinary preferences. He favors vegetables and rice over a meat-heavy diet, and cooks at home three nights a week. “I went home after the Met ball and made a pasta sauce with whole wheat pasta and puff pastry, instead of going to a raucous party.” — Marc Karimzadeh


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