"Rachel's energy is electrifying? …And often shocking!" -Marc Jacobs, Harper's Bazaar, Photo by Douglas Friedman, September 2010.
The release of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s newest book, Living in Style, cements her status as an icon beyond style influence. There are many reasons why Zoe is one of the only fashion stylists to become a household name. Known for her tastes, not just for fine vintage, great fashion and lifestyle, but her incredible energy and passion for her craft, Zoe offers life inspiration as well as style inspiration. The foreword is written by none other than the most marketable woman in fashion since Coco Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg. In this note about her friend, von Furstenberg writes of “a certain independence that comes from situations that are not so glamorous.” From what Zoe refers to as practically crashing her first fashion show, (Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week,) to flying to Monaco, alone, with six trunks of clothes for Britney Spears, Zoe shares how she climbed the fashion and business ranks with fierce passion and hard work. The book is a testament to how staying true to ones’ self can birth the most authentically stylish of existences. We die for Zoe’s incredible taste. Her integration of vintage brings 1970s style to the modern day. Her impeccable styling and vintage baubles inspire imitators and admirers. Zoe’s vast knowledge of all things style will inform and inspired you to evolve your approach to style. As Zoe wisely advises in her book, “when in doubt, evolve.” Scroll through these photos of Zoe wearing vintage and vintage inspired looks for a dose of authentic glamour.
(L) 19 year old Zoe (from her book). (R) Rachel Zoe on her weddding day to Rodger Berman, wearing Isaac Mizrahi, 1997.
(L) Zoe (wearing a 1970s jumpsuit from Shrimpton Couture) with her dad Ron. (R) On set with the Backstreet Boys while Zoe was starting out as a freelance stylist, 2000. (Both from her book).
(L) Wearing Lanvin. (R) Wearing a Vintage Dior Turban. (Both from her book).
(L) Wearing Vintage Halston, Hollywood Life Lifestyle awards, 2005. (R) At the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Super Saturday event, 2007 wearing vintage Pucci.
(L) Night to Benefit Raising Malawi event at the United Nations, 2008 in vintage. (R) Wearing Vintage at 3.1 Phillip Lim store event in LA, 2009.
(L) Wearing Emilio Pucci, 2009. (R) Rachel Zoe is photographed with designers theme focuses on her famous phrase "I die." "Death by Stiletto? I can't imagine a better way to go." -Brian Atwood, Harper's Bazaar, Photo by Douglas Friedman, September 2010.
"The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for." -Michael Kors, Harper's Bazaar, Photo by Douglas Friedman, September 2010.
(L) "I would die for Rachel's vintage archive.- Francisco Costa, Harper's Bazaar, Photo by Douglas Friedman, September 2010. (R) "I only want to kill Rachel when I don't land one of her fabulous clients for the Oscars!" -Vera Wang, Harper's Bazaar, Photo by Douglas Friedman, September 2010.
(L-R) Wearing a 1981 Halston Gown / Wearing Vintage Halston / Wearing Vintage Missoni / Wearing Vintage Versace.
(L) Wearing vintage Yves Saint Laurent bracelet and trademark Caftan (vintage Missoni). (R) Wearing Vintage Halston.
(L) At Diane Von Furstenberg's Journey of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration in LA, 2010. (R) Wearing a 1970s Shrimpton Couture jumpsuit at the Zac Posen show, NYFW, 2010.
(L) Wearing vintage Halston, Vueve Clicquot Polo Classic, 2010. (R) Wearing Marc Jacobs at the Met gala, 2010.
(L) Wearing Vintage Valentino, Launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, 2011. (R) Wearing a dress from her own collection, CFDA Awards, 2012.
(L) Wearing Vintage Fur. (R) credit unknown.
(L) Rachel Zoe Collection. (R) In a vintage Halston Caftan.
(L) Wearing Vintage. (R) Inside Zoe's Closet.
(L) At the Diane Von Furstenberg New York Fashion Week show, 2013. (R) Shopping in Hollywood, 2013.
Anne Hathaway styled by Rachel Zoe. (L) in a vintage velour dress. (R) in Vintage Valentino.
(L) Karolina Kurkova in custom Rachel Zoe Collection, Met Gala, 2012. (R) Jennifer Lawrence styled by Rachel Zoe, Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2013.