Rachel Zoe says she's not a diva, but WWD begs to differ. While interviewing her for a profile piece in their issue, they described how elevator doors opened to reveal the petite blonde, her 20-person entourage of hair and makeup people, assistants, and the Bravo TV camera crew following her every move for the fourth season of her fashion reality show "The Rachel Zoe Project."
Regardless, Zoe does have the fashion chops to back it up. First known on the scene as Nicole Richie's personal stylist, the two had a falling out and Zoe was fired, but that didn't stop her from packing on celebrity style partners to dress including Jennifer Garner, Demi Moore, and Anne Hathaway.
The big news for the style star, though? Though you'd think it's the upcoming birth of her first child (she exchanged wedding rings back in 1996 with husband Rodger Berman, president of her company Rachel Zoe, Inc.), in actuality it’s the upcoming debut of the Rachel Zoe collection. The line is a design effort between Zoe and supply chain management group Li & Fung.
While we know she dresses well, maybe she should stick to styling? Wondering how this new "effort" will actually turn out. Besides, it's not exactly a time for the seven month pregnant soon-to-be-mama to be packin' on more stress. Zoe is having a boy, in case you didn't know. Will she design for him, too?
It may not be the best time to be doing all of these projects at once, but the world is waiting with bated breath whether Zoe can actually do it. Be a designer, that is. She's known as a stylist, after all. But if her own style is any indication, we'll be seeing many a tailored look, which is Zoe herself is prone too. WWD describes white jackets, wool trousers, tuxedo-inspired looks for women, tie-neck blouses, capes with leather trim, faux fur, leather coats, and suede shoes (yes, there will be shoes!) with a few sparks thrown in (check out the ruffled red dress below.)
Her goal is to see her pieces in specialty stores alongside big names like DVF, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs. If the sumptuous way WWD describes her menswear femme-inspired line is any sign of amazing fashion to come, it looks like she's well on her way.
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