UPDATE, 8.05.2010:Taylor Jacobson responds!
The Rachel Zoe Project made its much awaited return to our television screens tonight, and with it came the answer to one of the industry’s most pressing questions: what exactly happened between Rachel Zoe and Taylor Jacobson, the tow-headed styling assistant with a salty attitude.
We’ve covered this topic before, after Zoe gave a surprisingly candid interview to WWD in which she accused Jacobson of “going in for the kill” with regards to her “angel” and second styling assistant Brad Goreski, and more or less washed her hands of it all. “I don’t care what she does,” Zoe told WWD. “How’s that? How’s that for an answer?”
But as for the intimate details of their falling out, well, Zoe remained coy. Until tonight.
Tonight, the truth — and the claws — came out. In the first 10 minutes of tonight’s episode, Zoe revealed that Jacobson was indeed fired — by Zoe’s husband Rodger, no less — and alluded no small amount of times to “financial discrepancies” tied to Taylor’s book-keeping.
And if you thought it ended there, well, less than 10 minutes later, Brad — while still reveling in his newly minted promotion to Styling Director — accuses Taylor of stealing clothes from Zoe’s sample closet.
And there’s the lesson of the day, kids: Beware a stylist scorned — especially one who has her very own television show. Because she will burn you. Literally.
WWD Adds Drama To Rachel Zoe-Taylor Jacobson Rift [Styleite]