Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe discusses her final thoughts on her show's dramatic season.

on Oct 14, 2008


Things came to a head with Brad in this episode when he forgets to leave you with a kit. What's in a stylist's kit?

The kit is something that every stylist has. You can't ever, ever, EVER go anywhere without one, even if you're just going to help someone into a dress. The kit has all of the essentials. It's similar to a doctor's bag that they'd travel with to visit a patient's house. It's everything from double-sided tape, foot pads, heel pads, and toe pads to scissors, safety pins, stick pins, lint rollers, sewing kits, baby wipes, and undergarments. Everything imaginable and everything you could ever need goes in the kit. Everything. Brad's mistake was a big internal disaster. Brad had to go to Kate Beckinsale's to get her dress and I was with Cameron, and he took his kit. His kit is my kit. Well, we all have our own kits, but we were short handed that day. He should have left me some essentials. But in Brad's defense, I think he was quite overwhelmed. It was his first Oscar season. As you can probably tell from the way it plays out on television, it was definitely one of the hardest weeks of his life. As much as I wanted to go off on him, that's not how I'm programmed. At the end of the day, a person's punishment on themselves is much worse than any punishment I could ever give. As you see, I pulled Brad in to talk to him, and he completely fell apart. I think the pressure and everything else just really mounted to the point where it was unbearable. Brad hasn't cried since that day. I think it's unfair because when girls cry, no one bats an eyelash. But when men cry, the response is, "Oh, he's such a baby." He's not a baby. He's very emotional. There was a huge amount of pressure on him. He felt he disappointed me and Taylor was very hard on him. He was exhausted and he was trying so hard and he was beating himself up because he knew he left me down. It's hard to work with someone who has high expectations but who doesn't really tell you what to do. I don't boss him around - I don't boss anyone around. I think with someone in that situation, there's a tremendous amount of pressure. There is no margin for error. He knew he really let me down that day, and I think when that happened, he just completely fell apart.