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Rachel Zoe Added to CFDA Board

Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe has been added to the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board.

The organization - a not-for-profit trade association of over 350 of America's foremost fashion and accessory designers - admitted 26 new members including Rachel, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, von Furstenberg's Yvan Mispelaere and Jean-Michel Cazabat. The CFDA also extended Diane von Furstenberg's run as president for another two years with the designer first taking on the role in 2009.

"Diane has done an excellent job as CFDA president. The time and resources she gives and the vision she has created is a huge benefit for our organization and industry," CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb told WWD.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home the biggest prize at the recent CFDA awards. The former child TV stars were selected as the country's top womenswear designers for their collection The Row. Jessica Chastain announced the 25-year-old twins as winners at the Lincoln Center in New York.

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Rachel Zoe Names Her New Bag After Her Son

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Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe has named her latest handbag design after her son.

The fashion designer called her new handbag "The Morrison" as a tribute to her 15-month-old son, Skyler Morrison Berman.

"Me and @mandanadayani with our Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 Morrison bags, named after my son! xoRZ (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter. The picture shows her posing with the black leather bag from her Fall 2012 accessories collection alongside Mandana Dayani, the vice president of Rachel Zoe Inc.

Rachel snapped a similar picture of herself and Mandana holding the bags yesterday, Tweeting, "OMG we're matching by accident! Great minds."

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Rachel Zoe Spent Sleepless Nights Over Karolina Kurkova’s Met Ball Dress

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Karolina KurkovaRachel Zoe spent sleepless nights over the Met Ball dress she designed for Karolina Kurkova.

Model Karolina stunned critics at the prestigious event in New York last week in a custom-made sequinned gold gown from the Rachel Zoe Collection, but the designer admits she was very nervous beforehand.

"I spent a lot of nights dreaming about what I wanted it to look like. Long sleeves, a very low back and a high neck were all musts for the dress, but the much-talked about headpiece was a last-minute addition. It happened literally the day before. 'What can I add to really take it to the next level?' So we made the turban-slash-head-wrap to give it that deco-glamour that [Elsa] Schiaparelli was so known for," said Rachel, who is a stylist to the stars.

Karolina, 28, walked the red carpet in the floor-length bodycon number at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala with 40-year-old Rachel, who wore a white dress from Commes des Garcons.

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Rachel Zoe Wants ‘Beautiful, Wearable Clothes’

Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe wants to make "beautiful, wearable clothes."

The stylist-turned-fashion designer says she isn't trying to compete with couture designers such as Marc Jacobs but instead hopes to create a lifestyle brand.

"The last thing I'm going to do when I come out with a collection is try to be Marc [Jacobs. I'm not trying to make a huge statement. I'm just trying to make beautiful, wearable, tailored clothes. I'm not just launching ready-to-wear--I'm launching a lifestyle brand. I want head-to-toe Rachel Zoe. I want this to be getting dressed with my jewelry, my shoes, my bags, my gloves. I want it all."

Zoe launched her old brand in partnership with global supply-chain-manager Li & Fung Limited last year and says she chose to create her own collection because she felt there was a "void" in the market: "I felt there was a void in what I was looking for, just as a shopper. I wanted to be able to go and buy a beautiful tuxedo or a suit or a great little party dress that wasn't, like, $2,500."


Rachel Zoe Wants ‘Lifestyle Brand’

Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe wants her label to become a full "lifestyle brand." The stylist and designer is aiming for her fashion empire to encompass every aspect of clothing and accessories so people can dress "head-to-toe" in her clothes.

"I'm not just launching ready-to-wear -I'm launching a lifestyle brand. I want head-to-toe Rachel Zoe. I want this to be getting dressed with my jewelry, my shoes, my bags, my gloves, I want it all."

Rachel's debut collection was unveiled in last fall, to mixed reviews, but Rachel said she knows she was never going to start at the top of the fashion chain, and is happy to work her way up. "The last thing I'm going to do when I come out with a collection is try to be Marc Jacobs. I'm not trying to make a huge statement, I'm just trying to make beautiful, wearable, tailored clothes."

Rachel also took the opportunity to continue her long running feud with former assistant Brad Goreski, which has continued for over a year and has seen them both sling very public insults at each other in the press. "All I know is I have the best team in the world. And that's the first time I've ever felt that way. And no, no - I don't think I can watch that," she said when asked whether she had seen Brad's new reality show It's A Brad, Brad World.


Dannii Minogue Admires Rachel Zoe

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Dannii MinogueDannii Minogue is a huge fan of Rachel Zoe.

The singer-turned-fashion designer says she really admires the celebrity stylist because she always manages to look good, no matter what she's doing.

"Stylist Rachel Zoe has the most exciting mix of vintage and fresh-from-the-catwalk pieces in her wardrobe. I've learned such a lot about fashion history, designers and preparing for shoots from her TV show. She's a delicate thing, but so powerful - calling the shots and creating this monster brand. Plus, any woman who wears over-the-knee black suede platform boots on a beach while styling a shoot has my heart," she said.

As well as Rachel, Dannii is also a fan of sister Kylie's style - especially her taste in shoes: "If I was going to steal something from Kylie, it would have to be her shoes. She has the most amazing - not to mention extensive - collection, and somehow gets her hands on very special pairs before they hit the mainstream. Her collection is the source of serious shoe envy."


Rachel Zoe Adding to Collection

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Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe is launching two new top-secret categories for her clothing line in February. The celebrity stylist - who launched her eponymous label earlier this year - will be adding to the collection but won't reveal what it will be.

"I'd have to kill you if I told you," she said in a video. The range already included ready-to-wear, shoes and bags so it is thought she may branch out into beauty and accessories.

As well as launching her debut fashion range, Rachel - who has previously worked with the likes of Nicole Richie and Cameron Diaz - became a mother to son Skyler earlier this year and compared the collection to "giving birth."

"Being a designer was the thing that I always said, 'I'm never going to do this, because I'm too scared to do this.' All of sudden during my presentation this season, I was like 'Oh my god, why am I doing this, I'm too scared to do this. Then it was like, it was almost like giving birth. When it was over, I was like, 'This is the most exciting, most challenging adventure. This is new, and this is fun.'"


Rachel Zoe Feels Pressure for Clothing Collection

Rachel Zoe doesn't want people to be disappointed by her debut clothing range.

The fashionista -- who made her name as a stylist to the stars with clients including Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson and Demi Moore -- is set to launch her first fashion line, The Rachel Zoe Collection, and is keen for it to live up to expectations.

"I'm a Virgo and I'm more -- I don't want to say negative -- but I'm the girl who thinks no one's coming to my birthday party, no one's buying my clothes, no one's reading my book, no one's watching my show -- that's just how I think. The same applies to this. I don't want to let people down. That said, she made a pointed effort to shake things up. I'd imagine everybody is expecting something from me that's kind of a 70s, uberboho-glam kind of thing, and, you know, very accessorised. And it's not."

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Items Du Jour: Crystal Renn Plays With Food, X-Men Fight Terry

Crystal Renn—Supermodel Heidi Klum admitted to eating so much spaghetti prior to a gala in Milan that she could barely zip up her gown.

—Brad Goreski is leaving Rachel Zoe. Don’t worry for him, though—the split is supposedly amicable.

—Terry Richardson has recruited Crystal Renn for a French Vogue shoot which calls for her eating various foods in overly sexual poses.

—Speaking of Terry, Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men #528 comments on a Barry Richardman whose name is not the only thing the character has in common with the controversial photographer. According to the two X-Men, Richardman’s “art is cheap, exploitative porn,” and “what he does to models is borderline assault and unquestionably cruel.”

—Lady Gaga attended her grandfather’s funeral on Monday looking surprisingly normal (as opposed to the last family event she attended—her sister’s graduation).

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Items Du Jour: Gareth Pugh the DJ, Burton Unveils Resort Line, Bald Supermodels

Description—Fashion designer Gareth Pugh will appear at the Istanbul fashion-forward festival, Istancool, as a DJ: “I haven’t done it in ages so I’m definitely a bit rusty - I’m certainly not skilled at mixing- it’s all about the selection.”

—After giving birth to her son, model Jourdan Dunn has dodged work and the spotlight for some time now. In addition to being snapped up behind-the-scenes of an i-D shoot, rumor has it that the 20 year-old is to appear in this upcoming September issue of Vogue.

—Where’s Tyra’s hair advice when you need her? Supermodel Naomi Campbell was working a Mobil gas station when a hair stylist adjusted her hair, only to reveal a bald spot on the side of her head—and it doesn’t look like she was making a statement.

—Sarah Burton, new creative director of Alexander McQueen, unveiled her resort Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and thankfully, she has stayed true to the label’s nature.

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