It was an evening for film and art presented by Gucci – one of the greatest designers of all time. Stars arrived in their entire splendor, obviously having spent weeks planning their looks for such a high-profile event. The pressure must have been immense and it showed on a few celebs, but overall it was eye candy for any fashion lover.
But, of course, some stars stood out more than others. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe was one of them. Now when you think Rachel Zoe, you think of style. Which is why her choice of clothes and makeup for the LACMA Art and Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California on November 5 was… well, shocking and highly disappointing.
Let’s take a look at that dress first, shall we? The grey full-length outfit was more suitable for the transportation of potatoes than a star-studded evening. It hung limply on the petite 40-year-old’s frame and trailed hopelessly on the ground like it had given up in shame. The designer must have had a very precise intention for this dress, which seemed to have gone drastically wrong because of poor execution. Rachel tried to save the dress with an embellished belt, but alas, all efforts were in vain. The damage had been done and all one could do at that point was bid goodbye to any hope of salvation.
A bad outfit can be forgiven – a momentary lapse of fashion sense, brain fog from too many nights out. But anyone who has been in the limelight as long as Rachel has should really have paid more attention to the makeup. She chose dark red lipstick and dark eye makeup. Her skin looked dull, greasy, and tired. Her eyes seemed hollow and sunk in from lack of sleep. Rachel looked haggard, and anyone seeing her for the first time would not believe that she dresses the biggest names in the film industry and is valued for her opinions by individual designers and high-end companies alike.
But we all have bad days and maybe that’s what happened with Rachel. Or maybe she lost a bet and this look was her punishment. Whatever it is, she has always looked impeccable in the past so she was long overdue for a faux pas anyway. It’s the universe’s way of maintaining karmic balance. And it kinda makes her seem more human, no? I think I like her more already…