Rachel Zoe

What's a hero dress? Rachel Zoe tells all.

on Sep 17, 2008

Bravotv.com: In this episode you were dressing Debra Messing for the SAG Awards. How does that award show compare to other award shows?

Rachel Zoe: It's sort of the most casual of all of them, but I think this year because of the writer's strike and the Golden Globes being canceled the SAGs became much more of a red carpet moment waiting to happen. I think, because there were no Globes, people were like, "let's really go there when we have the opportunity." I think because of that the SAGs became the big thing.

You had the flood in your studio beforehand, which led to the Brad and Taylor debacle. How did you deal with that?

It was a disaster. I think of it in the sense that Brad didn't know me as well at that point and I'm sure his immediate reaction was to tell me about it, but Taylor knowing me as long as she has was thinking, "Rachel is literally going to have a nervous breakdown, she's out pulling jewelry and dresses for Debra right now," so she didn't tell me. We had another client for the SAG Awards as well and we didn't show it on tape and I think Taylor knows that I would have gone into a complete head spin and she said not to tell me. In Brad's defense, he was extremely overwhelmed with everything that was going on and we were shorthanded that day. Brad was all by himself and he had to go to another client's house as well, which is probably why he didn't move everything. I think not moving all those dresses was a huge mistake, obviously it was a big disaster and I can't take away from that, but I think it was just that he was really overwhelmed and we were really shorthanded. Had that happened on a normal day, I think he would have reacted much differently. He was really trying to prioritize and unfortunately the dresses suffered.