Designers. Label Whores: Rachel Zoe and Tamara Mellon to Sit on Halston Board. Second City Style Fashion Blog

March 15, 2007 • Fashion

In yet another chapter of the Weinstein fashion saga, Rachel Zoestylist to (fewer) stars and the face of many advertorial pieces (including a future campaign for the use of sunscreen?) has agreed to be on the board of the new Halston label. According to WWD, Zoe will sit with Tamara Mellon and activities will include installing a new creative team and overseeing fashion shows (?). Let’s hope she was watching the Paris shows really closely….
ZOE TO HALSTON: Score two for Harvey Weinstein in the fashion arena. Stylist Rachel Zoe will sit on the Halston advisory board along with Tamara Mellon and act as a creative consultant for the brand, Zoe confirmed Wednesday. "But I’m also continuing to style and proceed with all of my other endeavors," she stressed. "Styling is one of the most important things to me, so I would never stop."
In addition to dressing a stable of stars including Cameron Diaz, Mischa Barton, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley and Joy Bryant, Zoe styles print ads for the company Mellon founded and heads, Jimmy Choo, as well as Judith Leiber. But even before she became known to mainstream media, Zoe was a Halston fan and avid collector of the designer’s vintage gowns. "I’ve been collecting it for as long as I can remember. I grab them whenever I see them because it’s like buying a piece of history. I love the aesthetic and that energy of his time period. It’s always something I’ve channeled subconsciously, so this is a natural decision to make and I’m really ecstatic about bringing the brand back to where it should be."
In her new role, Zoe will help install the new creative team and oversee the fashion shows. "Tamara and I are a team in this, and we share the same vision," she said…
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