Do we want a “fashion talk show”? Do we need a “fashion talk show”? The answer is pretty far on the NOPE end of the scale, but regardless, we are getting one: celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, whose guttural, emotionless catch-phrases I have grudgingly missed since Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project wrapped in 2013, will be hosting a very bananas talk show called Fashionably Late With Rachel Zoe on Lifetime come September.
And by “bananas,” I mean “ill-fated”: According to Variety, she will be joined by “Harper’s Bazaar editor-at-large Derek Blasberg, her husband Ro[d]ger Berman and a slew of her celebrity friends.” (That’s correct, Variety left out Rodger’s D. Not the first time Rodger’s D has been ignored, heyo, just kidding!) So in other words, Rachel Zoe will be joined on this talk show by two boring white men: her husband, who deals with her company’s finances, and Mr. Blasberg, who goes to parties and designs terrible stationery. Fashion works in mysterious ways, I guess!
According to WWD, Fashionably Late will allow Zoe to dip her toes into a lifelong passion:
“Honestly, since I was 13, I had always wanted to do a talk show,” said Zoe, who studied sociology and psychology in college because, she said, “I was always fascinated by people.”
Specific people Zoe is fascinated with include “Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani and Jessica Alba,” who Zoe, for unknown reasons, listed to WWD as her “dream guests.”
Sounds more like a nightmare?
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