>> Rachel Zoe is a little ahead of the fashion schedule in a lot of ways — as everyone is just gearing up to premiere their Fall 2011 collections, she's already debuted her signature collection for Fall, sold it to Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Intermix, finished her Resort 2012 collection, and started on Spring 2012. Some of the exigency could be blamed on her impending baby boy, due in March, who is also preventing her from traveling to Fashion Week this season.
One of the bestsellers for Zoe's Fall 2011 collection, Style.com reports, is a black batwing top with columns of gold sequins (left) — see the full collection for the first time in the gallery. And as for the collection's infamous dress that looks strikingly similar to a vintage frock Zoe styled years back, the designer-cum-stylist says, "I've been subconsciously building this collection in my mind for a long time. There are a million vintage pieces that have inspired me, and every other designer in the world."
But don't expect to see Zoe dress Anne Hathaway in her own collection for the Oscars — Zoe is said to be charging Hathaway an "astronomical" fee for the occasion, and with such a fee comes a certain caliber of dress. "If you're gonna use couture," she tells Style.com, "it should be at the Academy Awards."