When we heard the news that our favourite stylist turned designer, Rachel Zoe’s collection had been dropped from Selfridges amid rumours of failing sales we have to say we were concerned. Then when reports came through that Bravo were supposedly dropping her reality show The Rachel Zoe Project ,we wondered what might be going on over at camp Zoe. However yesterday Rachel put paid to the rumours coming to the defence of her fashion Empire. Confirming that her show had been picked up for a fifth season at the Lucky FABB conference in New York, she also took the opportunity to address the reports of ruin. “My business is up significantly,” Rachel told the audience. “Just launched jewelry, things are going well. None of those points from the NY Post article were true and it got picked up by everyone. Our retailers didn’t even blink, though, because they know the truth.”
So will Zoe’s impassioned defense put paid to the detractors? We reckon that the rumours will put her new collection – set to show at New York Fashion Week next Wednesday under intense media scrutiny. One of the biggest criticisms of Zoe’s collection is that the quality of the garments don’t match the high end price tags, so no doubt the FROW will be analyzing the runway show with even more viguor than usual. Tune in on Thursday morning to get all the insider info and the full verdict on Rachel Zoe’s new collection.