Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Superstar Stylist Rachel Zoe Reveals Her First Collection In A Shoot She Styled For WWD

If you thought Rachel Zoe had toned it down what with her pregnancy and skipping out on Milan and Paris spring fashion weeks, think again. 

Not one to be slowed down by 
pregnancy, the superstar stylist has been keeping plenty busy working on her first line, the Rachel Zoe Collection, and having it all filmed for the fourth season of her popular Bravo reality show.

Zoe, seven months pregnant, and her sizable entourage (Bravo crew included) stopped by WWD to style a shoot for the paper with a few looks from her forthcoming collection. The collection is pure Zoe–tailored (there’s plenty of suiting, including, according to WWD, a le smoking-esque tuxudo jumpsuit), dramatic, with a ’70s flare. Even though, Zoe says, ““I’d imagine everybody is expecting something from me that’s kind of a Seventies, uberboho-glam kind of thing, and, you know, very accessorized. And it’s not.” 

Unlike Zoe’s small affordable collection for QVC, the Rachel Zoe Collection will be a contemporary line which includes outerwear (with capes galore, obviously), shoes (four inch high stilettos with massive platforms, obviously) and handbags (Zoe literally screamed when she saw the first sample). Prices will range from $250 for a day dress up to $700 for a full tuxedo look. Zoe’s manufacturing firm Li & Fung say they haven’t secured any retailers yet, but Zoe says she envisions the collection on the racks next to Alexander Wang and DVF and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Of course, the Zoe tornado couldn’t tear through WWD without leaving some gossip detritus behind. Zoe apparently let slip numerous times that she’s having a boy (I hope he likes vintage!), and that while she’s skipping the fall shows this coming February since docs have ordered her to “slow down,” she will still be there by Anne Hathaway’s side at the Oscars, eight months pregnant and in four inch heels to oversee Hathaway’s outfit changes. And apparently we’re to be on the lookout for a “leggy brunette” named Mandana who has replaced Brad.

Check out the Zoe-styled shoot of her own collection for WWD, photos by Stephen Sullivan.
[Source: Fashionista; Article: Leah Chernikoff]

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