Rachel Zoe Named Top Stylist In Hollywood

Posted by Katie F. on March 9th, 2011

Rachel Zoe was named the number one stylist by The Hollywood Reporter. She’s featured on the cover in a sequined dress, showing off her baby belly. Zoe is set to give birth later this month.

In her interview with the magazine, the stylist reveals how she went from making $18,000 a year working as a fashion assistant at a magazine to running a fashion empire. She now styles Hollywood’s top stars for $10,000 a job, makes $50,000 for each episode of her reality show on Bravo, has written a book, and even recently debuted her own line. Of her longtime love for fashion, she says

“I worked 20-something hours a day, seven days a week. I was completely obsessed with fashion and spent all my money flying to Paris to go to couture because that was the dream. I crashed shows, stood in line for Marc Jacobs. Designers were my heroes and my celebrities. It hasn’t really worn off.”

She also reveals that she was unsure about becoming so well known.

“A stylist is a behind-the-scenes job. I’m never a star when I’m with a star. Back then, I was very insecure about that. Even now, if you watch me on a red carpet, I’m physically uncomfortable. I can’t strike a good pose to save my life. Fortunately and unfortunately, it’s a part of brand-building. It’s just part of my job.”

During her pregnancy, Zoe has toned down her usually intense work schedule. She even had to miss fashion week in both Paris and Milan in order to stay at home and rest. This hasn’t been a problem for her though. Zoe says it’s been a “wonderful, drama-free” time. Of the future, she imagines herself and her husband Rodger living in the south of France for part of each year, simply taking time to relax on the beach.

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