Well, the verdict is finally in. We had our doubts after season 5’s disappointing ratings but we’ve now heard that Rachel has truly uttered her final “I die”. On Bravo, at least. In a recent interview with Capitol File , Rachel explains: “We’ve done five years. I think it’s time to probably move on.” She added that “The Rachel Zoe Project was meant to be a show solely based on fashion and designers and all of that, and clearly it wasn’t. I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want my personal life in television.'”
Well, Rachel, I couldn’t agree more. Personally, I’ve been a big fan since the beginning. I liked everything about the show from Rachel, to Rodger, to her here-one-day-gone-the-next assistants and the drama they brought. But, what I liked the most was the fabulous fashion! I loved seeing Rachel and her assistants at work styling the rich and famous for glamorous red carpet events. The highlight of each season used to be styling Demi, Cameron or Jennifer for the Oscars! I mean!
But, ever since giving birth to Skyler two years ago (mazel, by the way! No hating here, just saying) and launching her own clothing & accessories line, the show ceased to be about styling. Perhaps it also had something to do with the successive and dramatic exits of assistants Taylor Jacobson and Brad Goreski, and their replacements which viewers deemed as “yes-men” but, if you ask me, it was just a shift in Rachel’s priorities. Yes, she still styled for some fashion shoots and we know she still has an impressive list of celebrity clientele, but for whatever reason we saw a lot more of baby Skyler’s wardrobe than any of theirs.
So, I guess it’s time to say goodbye. We had a great run but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Best of luck, Rachel. She ended the Capitol File interview saying “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.” Can’t argue with that.
We know you’ll be staying busy and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Zoe empire! (And whether baby #2 is really on the way!!)