Theatre, Cinema, Fashion

The Zack Carr Foundation

Logo Designer: Sam Shahid

Zack Carr helped define American Fashion for over 30 years. In 1997, Carr was diagnosed with POEMS Syndrome - a rare cancer that would paralyse his body. As the illness and slow paralysis progressed, Carr took this devastating event as a way to yet re-invent himself again. From a small town boy in 1950's Central Texas to a bohemian college student of the 1960's to a young urban design student of the 1970's to creative director of Calvin Klein and principal designer of Zack Carr Collection in the '80's to a bed-ridden artist in the '90's, Carr continued to design and sketch until his death in 2000. He devoted his life to art and design, cultural and charitable institutions, and the inspiration of all who encountered him. The Zack Carr Foundation is dedicated to the support of the arts, to the assistance of cancer charities, and to the inspiration of the human spirit forever...

ZCF Salutes:
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Church of The Ascension NYC
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Parsons School of Design [Home of The Zack Carr Archive]
The University of Texas at Austin [Home of The Zack Carr Archive]
The Museum of Modern Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Botanical Garden

I stood with him on the Gulf shores and became alive…
I stood with him on the Hills of Central Texas and saw the future…
I stood with him in the center of the world in New York City and became a man…
I stood with him on the banks of the Seine and the Bosphorous and learned the secrets of life…
I stood with him at his deathbed and learned the secrets of eternity...

Stand: George R Carr

Drawings: Zack Carr III
Printing: Sololab

Available Upon Request

1. Art & Design Book
ZACK CARR: an intimate portrait of an American fashion designer... “Noteworthy”
--New York Times
2. Theatrical Drama
"Whole is an intensely moving play that pushes the boundaries of human intimacy right before your eyes."Expanded Arts Theatre Company
3. Theatrical Drama
"Jamie…another side of Dean is a series of dances...performed in a dance studio...a fantasy imagining of dialogue tied to real events and exact dates." Backstage
4. Poetry Play/Short Film
"A Body Without a Head, inspired by an ancient story, is a collection of poems adapted for the stage. The performance is a beautiful piece of expressionism dedicated to anyone who has ever lost their head to love." New Theater Corps
6. Short Film
When Dite cheats on her beloved Pollo and his world collapses, the answers to his questions about love and life are not in his thoughts, mind, or body. No, all he has to do is stop andlook into his mirror and see beyond the waves of his soul & listen to his silent voice...
5. Children's Story
believe: a story for children of any age who have lost anyone anytime anywhere and still remember and still believe...
7. Theatrical Drama
Avis Pero shoots an arrow to the heart of a diseased family and when the father is sacrificed, all are healed. This timely play heals a family, a culture, and prepares a future evolution."Moving, shocking, and healing..."I. Livingston
8. Theatre of the Absurd
Consciously or unconsciously, Carr redefines the moral and sexual bases of our own time in a new language that goes out (beyond oneself) to go in. What we witness in the scenes of S&M&B are a kind of waking dream that should lead us inward towards our own journey.
9. Romantic Feature Film
EMPTY KISSES is the dramatic love story of Gwen Breyer, a self -destructive actress, and Chris Phillips, a wounded, isolating writer, as they transform their souls amidst the glitter and gold of Hollywood.

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