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.
I just have to say, Rachel, that if Taylor worked for anyone else, she would be gone. To threaten you always as she does - to leave - she would be gone. Brad is always trying - he is the kind of employee who puts himself out there for you - under pressure he can be counted on to not throw a fit and leave - Taylor is always a time-bomb - I would not pick either, but if I had to chose - no contest. To me - if an employee gave me an ultimatium - especially if I was the type of "boss" as you are - well, believe me - I can't even begin to tell you how gone they would be. Taylor is so spoiled. She could not ever work in the real world. You are absolutely the most wonderful person in your treatment of people - period. Class - style - grace - the total package. To work for and with you would be great. Taylor should stop and count her blessings.
OMG i love this show! Great job on it! I know everyone makes her out to be this to-skinny train wreck, but i think Rachel is amazing and she got me hooked on fashion more than i already was! I would watch that episode in a heart beat if she found out she was going to have a baby! My goodness, that would be sweet. Im sad the show is ending this season. I hope you get better Rachel! Great Job!
Hi again Rachel,
i have worked for very easy to get along with people like you, and I have worked for some dogmatic, judgemental literal screamers, and I just want to say that my work product and abilities rise 100% with a bosslike you. I don't agree with Brad that You would be hard to work for - just the opposite, believe me. Don't change. You are why we all keep watching. You get more done with honey than vinegar, and that's a proven fact. Your show is the best on Bravo. You outdo all the Housewives put together! Just wish it was longer than a couple of months. Best, Elizabeth Peterson