Monday, February 13, 2012
NYFW Fall '12: Rachel Zoe
There's no slowing Rachel Zoe down. The celebrity stylist-turned-designer who already produces handbags, shoes, and ready-to-wear recently announced plans to launch jewelry and cold-weather accessories. And today, she graduated to the runway after several seasons of presentations. In her enthusiasm, Zoe showed 46 looks. While she could've made her point about the glamorous late-sixties London style of Mick and Marianne in fewer, there were some gems in the mix, starting with the white jacquard pantsuit and faux fur coat she opened with. The blazer and tapering trousers were well-cut in a way that will belie their price tags, and the coat looked believably real. Pantsuits have become a Zoe signature, and we liked the look of another one in a charcoal gray with a stiffness that made it look like denim. Most of the tailoring, however, could've done without the cardigans thrown on top, even if Ms. Faithfull liked a knit sweater slouching off one shoulder.