A little bit of Brigitte Bardot, a little St. Tropez plus a little bit of late ’60s free-spirit chic, and it all ends up to “a lot of “effortless glamour,” according to Rachel Zoe. One of the most successful and influential stylists in Hollywood, Rachel Zoe channeled her spring 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week on Monday, September 12, 2011, spreading a unique romantic and ultra-feminine atmosphere on the catwalk that whispered Brigitte Bardot in the air.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic style presence of Brigitte Bardot, the latest Rachel Zoe Spring 2012 collection envisions a complete fashion fantasy, carrying us to the period, when the beloved actress was dating Serge Gainsbourg. “It’s pretty much like if you pictured Brigitte Bardot in the South of France [in the] late ‘60s, early ‘70s, running around being glamorous…That’s what was in my head,” reveals Rachel Zoe.
Palazzo pants, fabulous jumpsuits along with ruffled dresses and maxi skirts were some of the noteworthy ensembles presented during the show. Chic blazers and breezy dresses inject a nonchalant elegance into the collection and each piece presented carries the signature of Rachel Zoe that promises to make you the queen at the most impressive formal events. Other looks included a men’s style white-canvas pantsuit with a yellow tie-collar blouse, buttery caramel-colored leather cropped pants, a cream-colored macramé top, a halter-neck, all-beaded shift dress and an off-the-shoulder long dress in a Matisse-inspired floral print in black, yellow and white, styled with a floppy hat. Zoe herself was wearing a long black maxi dress, which was part of her new fashion line.
Some critics claimed that the new outfits presented during NYFW were copycats of some of the most memorable looks of Rachel Zoe. However, she claims that, “For sure, I never want to design anything I wouldn’t wear myself. I gotta love it…But I don’t think any of these girls look anything like me. I want these girls to be cool and effortless and glamorous. I kind of wish I was that cool and effortless and glamorous!”
All the designs were skillfully spiced up with matching shoes and handbags, altogether creating kind of poetry in motion during the New York Fashion Week. Indeed, she managed to dress up the woman, “who wants to stand with the attitude of ‘I’m chill.’ ‘I’m relaxed.”
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