Rachel Zoe Debuts Feminine, French-Inspired Spring Collection At Hotel Bel-Air

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Belvedere Vodka Celebrates The Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation
Rachel Zoe

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Fashion designer Rachel Zoe invited friends and industry members to view her Spring 2019 collection earlier this week at Hotel Bel-Air, just days before New York Fashion Week kicked off on the opposite coast.

Belvedere Vodka Celebrates The Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation
Lisa Rinna, Jessica Alba, Sarah Wright, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe, Erin Foster and Sara Foster at Hotel Bel-Air on September 4

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The guest list included prominent actresses, models, entrepreneurs and industry players. Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Victoria Justice, Rachel Bloom, Chloe Bennet, Sarah Wright, sisters Sara and Erin Foster, designers Jennifer Meyer and Anita Ko, and stylist Jamie Mizrahi were among those who turned out to support their friend’s work.

Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice

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In addition to a fabulous runway show, the stylish ensemble enjoyed a seated dinner, with a choice between mesquite grilled American Wagyu and pan roasted Scottish salmon for the main course. Belvedere Vodka served up a special cocktail for the occasion — The Golden Hour, featuring Belvedere Ginger Zest, lemon juice, cassis, Chandon Rosé and a dash of gold.

Jennifer Meyer and Yael Cohen
Jennifer Meyer and Yael Cohen

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Since the launch of her first collection in 2011, the designer has owned black and white. Rest assured, there’s still some structural black and white looks to go around, such as sleek bridal gowns with an array of necklines, and a black pantsuit with a single-button peplum blazer.

Lauren Bushnell
Lauren Bushnell

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But Zoe said at the presentation that she had been inspired by a confluence of Parisian style and feminine power, and it shows. The collection ultimately delivers the glamorous California-bohemian chic that’s earned Rachel Zoe a legion of fans — with a few unexpected turns this time around.

Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer
Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer

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Although we’ve seen her incorporate more and more color into ready-to-wear collections over the years, the Spring 2019 lineup boasts a visual feast of pastel pinks, rosy hues, creamy shades, floral prints and even a flirty lipstick-kiss print.

Michelle Alves, Rachel Zoe, Soleil Moon Frye and Rebecca Gayheart
Michelle Alves, Rachel Zoe, Soleil Moon Frye and Rebecca Gayheart

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Monochromatic pieces in soft apricot, turquoise and cornflower blue, in turn, serve to bring just a touch more drama. Ruffles, fringe, flowing fabrics and sequins are all present, adding a delicious variety of silhouettes and textures.

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Guests sipped The Golden Hour and other Belvedere Vodka cocktails.

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For the soiree, Rachel Zoe partnered with Lyft and Belvedere Vodka. The latter was also a partner earlier this year at her Moroccan-inspired fete at The Parker Palm Springs Hotel ahead of Coachella.

Belvedere Vodka Celebrates The Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation
Rachel Zoe and models at the Spring 2019 fashion presentation

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No doubt the designers’ special guests were all abuzz over her first ever brick-and-mortar store, which will officially open September 22 at Palisades Village by Caruso. The new boutique promises to be pure wish fulfillment for style-savvy mavens who’ve always dreamed of having Rachel Zoe’s talents at their regular disposal. And now that Zoe’s unveiled her dazzling Spring 2019 collection, we can only imagine how busy the boutique’s stylists are sure to be.

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