‘Finding Your Roots’: Zac Posen Finds a Link to Fashion in His Family’s Past (VIDEO)
The Season 6 finale puts a spotlight on both Posen, who was also a judge on Project Runway, and CBS News reporter Norah O’Donnell, who with the help of Henry Louis Gates Jr., learn more about their histories. In an exclusive first-look clip, viewers get a sneak peek at Posen’s reaction to Gates’ findings.
Tracing his roots all the way back to 1870, Gates reveals that one of Posen’s great-great-great-grandparents was a tailor. “A trade he likely learned from his father and then passed down to his son,” Gates elaborates. “There’s a tremendous legacy of craftsmanship running through your family.”
“It’s powerful,” Posen agrees, as he soaks in the information. “It’s powerful stuff. … So much of history gets erased, and I think obviously genetics don’t.”
In the segment above, listen as Posen and Gates discuss the history further.
And keep out an eye for more moving revelations in Season 7 when it premieres, January 19 on PBS.
Finding Your Roots, Tuesdays, 8/7c, PBS, Check your local listings