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Rachel Zoe Dishes on Her New Show, The Rachel Zoe Project 2008-08-26 15:00:22

Countdown to the Zoe Show: "I'm Sort of Obsessed With Topshop"

As we continue our journey into the mind of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, here she is at a Lanvin party during Couture Week, with actresses Chelsea Tallarico and Liv Tyler, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, and Eva Mendes. Yes, we know she has friends in high places; I just like this photo. Speaking of celebrities, in this installment, Zoe talks about how her famous clients handled being filmed for her upcoming show, The Rachel Zoe Project. She also talks vintage and low fashion — Fab stuff.

Smile for the cameras:

"Most of my clients didn’t even know I was filming the show while I was shooting it. I kept it very, very under the radar because my clients always take precedence over anything that I do. And so I didn’t really ask many of them to participate. And the ones that did were just incredible support. It wasn’t a secret. It was just more that I was very focused on them and I don’t ever want any client to think that there’s anything distracting, which it didn’t. Joy Bryant has been a friend and a client for over six years. And Molly and Deborah, I think that I’m very, very fortunate because the women that I work with are just unbelievable women. They’re just incredible spirits."

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Zoe's biggest challenge:

"The biggest challenge of my life is trying to have a personal life and trying to build my brand."

Zoe does low fashion:

"I’m sort of obsessed with Topshop. I love Topshop. I think Topshop is amazing and I think H&M is great. I love what Target is doing with all the young designers. I think it’s fantastic. And I love the Gap. I think the Gap is amazing."

An eye for vintage:

"There’s always a top 10; Pierre Cardin, Courreges, Lanvin, Ossie Clark, Yves St. Laurent, of course, Chanel always. I mean, it just goes on and on. I could go on for days . . . "


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