Rachel Zoe’s Debut RTW Collection

So, now all home shopping networks aside, Rachel Zoe is officially a full-fledged designer with a collection to be sold in high end retail shops like Bloomie’s and Saks, among others. Is it just me or is this collection way too formal to be from the mind of Rachel Zoe? Though some of the pantsuits speak to her love of all things 70s, there isn’t much of the carefree, gypsy-boho Zoe that we all know, love, and watch on Bravo. Aside from the fur vests and the sequin mini (and a floor length white gown), I can’t really picture Zoe wearing this collection herself. It’s just too polished…and even though we all know she’s got a closet full of couture, RZ usually works the beachy hair and too-glam-to-care look like nobody’s business. And we love her for it! But perhaps the queen of caftans and wide leg jeans is preparing for an uptown chic mama-hood makeover?

Don’t get me wrong, I think the pieces are fantastic! Possibly, I was envisioning a Halston + Zoe style explosion hippie 70s glam–maybe when it comes time for a Spring collection. Then again that white tux is awfully reminiscent of Bianca Jagger… But I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of Victoria Beckham’s line and how each piece looks like they were swiped from Beckham’s personal collection.  Regardless, it’s got the Rachel Zoe stamp on it so it’s sure to be a hit and sure to sell out.

What do you think? Do you see Rachel Zoe in this collection? View the full collection on Style.com.

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