Photo Credit: Zac Posen/Instagram

In a recent interview with Vogue, the famed fashion designer Zac Posen shared what he’s been doing to remain sane during quarantine. If anything he at least has more time on his hands these days since he just closed his fashion house after nearly 20 years in service. But that also means he likely has a lot of nervous energy to work off.

Well here’s the 4 things Posen says he’s been doing to pass the time until outside is opened back up:

1. Cooking

I am grateful to be sheltering in a calm, beautiful setting where I can walk to the ocean. To soothe my soul, I am cooking and gardening, both things that I have always done and enjoyed but which have now taken on added significance. During this time of the Corona plague, cooking a meal out of available ingredients and sharing it gives me great joy.

2. Gardening
Gardening can provide relatively short-term satisfaction (within a growing season) or even more lasting results. I like both.


Planting a veggie garden is an incredibly nurturing and gratifying experience. While it takes some patience and practice, nothing tastes better than homegrown. Make sure to pick veggie seeds or plants carefully, check that you have the right soil pH and make sure you don’t overwater or underwater. It does require attention but you’ll learn by experimenting!

3. Looking at Old Photos:


I must say that I deeply miss working in my atelier and collaborating with such amazingly talented people. To ease that loss, I spend time finding images that I posted on Instagram that look back to great moments and experiences for which I am grateful. Like everyone else, I am thinking about what the future will look like.

4. Supporting a Cause:


I am currently supporting A Common Thread which is a storytelling initiative spearheaded by Vogue and in collaboration with the CFDA, to raise both awareness and needed funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Witnessing people in the communities come together to help others is one of the things that bring me hope and joy during this time and that we all will overcome this and be great going forward!

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