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A little over a year after Rachel Zoe‘s eponymous clothing line made its retail debut, rumors are swirling that sales are not meeting expectations.
She might not have Brad Goreski with her this time around, but the fourth season of Rachel Zoe‘s reality show is no less dramatic or hilarious than the the three that came before it. There are the Oscars! And a ready-to-wear collection! And a new assistant who’s totally unsure of his place in the company! Oh — and a really tenuous pregnancy that everyone is slightly nervous about! Can you say major?
Rachel Zoe‘s debut clothing collection has made a big impression on retailers all over the country. But none of them seem to have been as impressed as Neiman Marcus, one of the nation’s most important chain of stores. Neiman’s will roll out Zoe’s collection across all 41 of its stores and in Bergdorf Goodman, in time for shoppers to gobble it up for fall.
With a baby on the way and an upcoming Oscars gig, Rachel Zoe certainly has her hands full these days. So it’s especially impressive that the super stylist found the time to put together her debut collection in the midst of all the craziness.
Fashion week is upon us, but there’s one front row staple won’t be seen teetering around New York in sky-high heels and armfuls of bangles: Rachel Zoe. The stylist-turned-reality-star-turned-soon-to-be-mom is over seven months pregnant — her baby is due in March — which means she’s sitting tight in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean she’s sitting still. For one thing, she’s got Anne Hathaway’s Oscar outfits to figure out and the word on the street is that she doesn’t come cheap.
We know, we know: this is our third Rachel Zoe-focused story of the day. This morning, the star stylist-cum-designer debuted her new contemporary line with an exclusive article in WWD, followed by a somewhat secretive show at a Manhattan loft. While the early buzz on the line was generally positive, a TwitPic from Jane Keltner DeValle – Teen Vogue’s Fashion News Director — reveals that Zoe appears to have taken some very literal inspiration from a shoot she styled for the mag in 2007.
WWD caught up with Zoe in the midst of filming the fourth season of her hit Bravo show “The Rachel Zoe Project,” while the stylist-turned-star-turned-designer was putting the finishing touches on her new contemporary collection. Not to be confused with her insanely successful and under-$200 line for QVC, Zoe’s new line considers Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg the competition, and will be priced at $250 for a day dress to $700 for a full tuxedo.
Rachel Zoe is finally giving us what we’ve really wanted ever since she began dressing some of our favorite starlets. After her QVC success — Zoe reportedly sold over 100,000 items with only a few on-screen appearances — Rachel Zoe has signed a deal with LF USA to launch The Rachel Zoe Collection, a lifestyle brand that will include accessories and clothing.
Today, stylist-cum-designer (and Styleite Fashion Titan!) Rachel Zoe gave FabSugar.com a sneak peak of her under-$200 QVC collection, which debuts on March 22nd.