>> Rachel Zoe is infamous for many things, but perhaps one of the most career-staggering moments was the one in which she humbly uttered on the record last September: "Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say that I’m more influential."
Last week, it was reported that Zoe was invited to the Costume Institute Gala by Brian Atwood to sit at the Bally table, but somehow ended up being disinvited. Her stance at the time was that she "wasn't planning on going anyway because of my filming schedule and commitments to clients." It's well-known that the gala is "Anna's Party," and she personally approves everyone who attends, so one can't help but think Anna was putting Zoe in her place.
Although her original statement last week was nonchalant, when Zoe was asked about the change of plans on Wednesday at Allure Magazine's "Most Alluring Bodies" Exhibit, her curt response was: "I don’t really want to talk about that. I’m here to talk about the event." And she must have learned her lesson about talking about Anna, because when prompted about Anna's style, her vague reply was: "Everybody's different."
However, if you want to ask her about what she thinks this Summer's wardrobe staples are, she'll more than happily divulge: "Anything and everything Marc Jacobs or Louis Vuitton. The oversized white Chanel bag and all the Lanvin shoes. I don't know, trends come and go." And so do people . . .