Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe talks about the economy, babies, and fashion emergencies.

on Sep 29, 2008

This episode we see you at the tail end of fashion week and you're dressing Joy Bryant for the Zac Posen show. How do you dress someone for a fashion show? What's appropriate and what's not?

Obviously if a celebrity is asked to wear clothes by a particular designer, then it's important that they do, provided that they're comfortable with the options the designer gives them. In Joy's case, we found a great dress for her right out of the gate, so it worked out really well for both the client and the designer. For a Zac Posen show, you wouldn't want to be in a formal gown. His show actually held in the evening, so you can always do a fun little cocktail dress. If had been during the day, Joy would have had to do something a little more toned down and a little more day-appropriate. I loved the dress she wore to the show. Loved the color. It was soft, it was a bit cocktail, and it was very simple chic and slightly sexy. The length was appropriate. If you're sitting in the front row, or any row, your dress can't be too short or something with a train, because you're sitting arm-and-arm with people and your feet are literally one inch apart. You can't have something really cumbersome or something that people might trample. The photographers are usually going to attack the celebrity, so you can't have something really long, but you also can't have something too short because everyone would get a free show.

In this episode there's a fashion emergency where Kate Hudson needed looks for a press tour. Brad took the reigns because Taylor was gone, but he seemed to pull it off. Does that happen a lot?

It happens all the time. But I think this was Brad's opportunity to show what he can do. As you see in the show, Brad started his boot camp training from day one, and there wasn't a lot of time to train him. Immediately after he started he was handling three ad campaigns, fashion week, traveling, and all that. In this episode, Brad's on his own for the first time, handling an entire press tour for the client. It was his first real test, and it was particularly stressful because of the time constraints, but that's all a part of the training. I think he had to just do it.