Between New York Fashion Week, the Grammys, and good old-fashioned model hijinks, it was a big week in the world of celebrity social media. Stars like Jessica Biel and Chrissy Teigen were on hand for music's biggest night, as was Karlie Kloss, who also shared lots of photos from her many runway appearances during Fashion Week. Fellow models Cara Delevingne and Coco Rocha were equally snap-happy — Cara goofed off with magnifying glass necklaces backstage at Tory Burch, while Coco posed with Diane von Furstenberg at the designer's Fall '13 show. Rachel Zoe congratulated Oscar de la Renta after his runway presentation, and Zac Posen talked to CNN's camera after his own big show. We also got a sweet look at good friends Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney staying close at the Elle UK Style Awards.
Rachel Zoe is arguably one of the most well-known celebrity stylists of our time, and now that she's a CFDA-grade fashion designer as well, the star has been busier than ever. We grabbed some time with Rachel backstage before her Fall 2013 show, where she debuted a more structured look than in seasons past. She shared her inspiration for the current collection (a "tough, sexy, androgynous girl") as well as her favorite pieces ("the fabrics are so rich and luxe"), and even took time to play a little game with us. See how she feels about stripes vs. sequins — and get details on the upcoming season of her hit Bravo reality show — when you push play.
Rachel Zoe's penchant for the '70s was tightened up for her Fall '13 collection, revealing tailored cuts, sharper silhouettes, and a nod to equestrian details. Cropped leather pants featured buckle detailing along the hemline, while leather and wool shift dresses were paired with riding boots. However, that's not to say that Zoe's signature effortless touch had completely gone away; the designer also showcased a covetable array of slouchy leather trousers, cozy oversize knits, and a metallic tunic that was a straight blast from the past. Flared pants also made their mark, styled with sharp cropped blazers and fur-lined coats. See every spin on the runway right here.
Who loves the '70s? For her Fall 2013 collection, Rachel Zoe stuck to her glamorous aesthetic, showing clothing in mostly neutral hues like caramel brown, cream, navy, gray, and black. The garments themselves ran the gamut from cozy (the show opened with an oversize cardigan over a leather shirt and cropped jodhpurs) to sexy (a short black dress with notch lapels halfway through the show). And speaking of leather, there was plenty of that — in the form of a hunter green t-shirt or on the sleeves of a cropped canvas trench, it looked especially chic.
With more structure than seasons past, Rachel Zoe infused her signature nods to boho with a sharper, equestrian-inspired feel for Fall '13. That's not to say that you won't get that '70s vibe that Zoe owns on and off the runway, but the silhouettes we've come to expect from the designer are redone with a crisper, sharper eye. Flares are paired with cropped, structured blazers; dresses are tight, short, and clean; and nothing floats or hangs. The looks are purposefully tailored and tough to reflect Rachel's inspiration points, which draw from London, menswear, and a more androgynous girl. Her glam-rock style is done in small doses of gold, like sequins (but this time on tomboy shorts), or with Baroque prints on key-hole cutout blouses — but this is, predominately, a more polished lineup with a succinct black, white, and camel palette.
- Front row: Olivia Palermo, Anna Dello Russo, and Miley Cyrus.
- Trends: '70s, flared pants, fur, leather, and sequins.
- Shoes: Riding boots, buckled ankle boots, and pumps.
- Accessories: Floppy hats, leather gloves, handheld buckled clutches, and bucket bags.
- Key look: The playful little black leather dress with a ruffled neckline and a white collared blouse underneath.
- Ever wonder what the secret to the perfect photobomb is? Seasoned pro Coco Rocha breaks it down. [BuzzFeed]
- Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu at yesterday evening's State of the Union address. She chose a modified version of a dress from the designer's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. [InStyle]
- Topshop is teaming up with Google+ to offer behind-the-scenes digital access to its Fall 2013 show. [Telegraph]
- TANK Fashion Director Caroline Issa's capsule collection of shoes and bags for L.K. Bennett will be available in stores and online on Feb. 19. [Telegraph]
- Rachel Zoe will open a blowout and hairstyle salon, DreamDry, tomorrow in New York City. [New York Times]
- Karlie Kloss's secret to an energetic Fashion Week lies in staying fed: "It's hard to sit down and have a real meal, but it's important because you're already not getting enough sleep," she added. Her idea of a real meal? "Greens." [Elle]
- That was fast: Prabal Gurung's Fall 2013 collection is already available for preorder on Moda Operandi. [Moda Operandi]
- Roksanda Ilincic revealed that the fantasy of Parisian couture from the 1950s inspires her collections. "The way the clothes were constructed, and the way the women looked…represents a dream of perfection," the designer commented. "That dream keeps fashion alive…and brings emotions that we can't get enough of." [AnotherMag]
Nicole Richie joined Emma Roberts, Demi Moore, and Rachel Zoe to check out Ferragamo's Spring runway collection at a VIP dinner hosted by Harper's Bazaar at LA's Chateau Marmont last night. Rachel made the rounds with her husband, Rodger Berman, by her side, saying hello Tobey Maguire's wife, Jennifer Meyer; host Jacqui Getty; and more. Demi showed up solo, sporting a sexy black dress with knee-high boots, after stopping by the Matt Damon-hosted episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Emma Roberts, meanwhile, mingled with pal Gia Coppola. It was a busy night for Nicole, as well, who was on double duty after also attending the Elle Women in Television event.
A trailer for the new season of The Rachel Zoe Project, which premieres on March 6, sheds some light on rumors that its star's clothing line had lower-than-expected sales last year.
After following Zoe to Fashion Week in New York and Paris, camera crews capture Zoe getting bad news about the health of her label's sales.
"A lot of the pieces that go down the runway don't do well on a retail floor," says one of Zoe's associates about halfway through the teaser. Later, the stylist's husband and business partner, Rodger Berman, says, "I just want it to be commercially viable, that's all. . . . The legitimacy of our company is really at stake."
In August, Page Six reported that consumer interest in Zoe's line had "peaked" and that her show might not return to Bravo. But shortly after the network confirmed a fifth season of The Rachel Zoe Project, Zoe dismissed any speculation that her line was underperforming. "My business is up significantly. Just launched jewelry, things are going well," she said at the FABB conference in New York. "None of those points from the NY Post article were true, and it got picked up by everyone. Our retailers didn't even blink, though, because they know the truth."
Perhaps that confident statement means whatever caused concerns about Zoe's business was resolved. A look at the trailer, below.
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We're just as loyal to our skinny jeans as the next girl, but sometimes it's nice to switch things up. And that's exactly what Solange Knowles, Ali Larter, and Rachel Zoe did when they sported wide(r)-leg pants on their recent outings. Solange did what she does best, working a bold print-on-print ensemble, which happened to include flared and cropped trousers. Ali opted for black wide-leg pants as part of her all-black look, while Rachel Zoe — who has always been super loyal to her flares — wore her own purple velvet suit with wide-leg trousers. What's great about flares is that they're way more forgiving than slim silhouettes, plus they lend a cool '70s-inspired vibe to anything they touch. So would you ditch your skinnies for flared pants? Weigh in below.
Between the slew of award shows and big red-carpet events, it was a busy week for some of our favorite style setters. We got a glimpse of the one and only Karl Lagerfeld on set at a photo shoot, and hung out with Alexa Chung as she posed for Maje. Bar Refaeli bowled us over with her jaunty hat and glasses getup, and Rachel Zoe took her throne as the chief stylist at ShoeDazzle.