Rachel Zoe vs. Brad Goreski: A fashion faceoff

  • "The Rachel Zoe Project" and "It's a Brad, Brad World" return for news seasons on Bravo March 6.
"The Rachel Zoe Project" and "It's a Brad, Brad World"… (Bravo )
March 05, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco @lvivanco and Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz | RedEye

Expect style emergencies, celebrity A-list cameos and above all, high fashion. And yes, even baby couture onesies.

Rachel Zoe, the famous stylist-cum-designer, is back for another season of "The Rachel Zoe Project," which premieres 8 p.m. CT March 6 on Bravo. She tries hard to balance both of her babies--her fedora and bloomer-wearing son Skyler ("Sky-Sky" for eyeroll) and her iffy fashion line.

But it's her other lines, from "having a moment" to "I die," that make the show a fashion don't. Unless you want to see the blink-and-you'll-miss-it awkward run-in with and diss of Zoe-tege stylist Brad Goreski at New York Fashion Week.

Goreski follows Zoe at 9 p.m. CT with the second season of his show, "It's a Brad, Brad World." Watch him giggle with Minka Kelly as she picks out a dress for a fashion show and as he styles 30 vibrant looks for a Kate Spade presentation.

So, who wore their show best? Time for a fashion faceoff!

Celebrity cameo-ready
Zoe uses Fashion Week shows for designers Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Michael Kors as her personal photo opp. Those shows also attract the heavy hitters, including Vogue's Anna Wintour, Nina Garcia of Marie Claire and Lifetime's "Project Runway," Tyra Banks, Julianne Moore, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kelly Osbourne and Allison Williams of HBO's "Girls."

Meanwhile, Goreski spends most of his camera time with Kelly, who goes with him to the Jenny Packham show. He hits the Monique Lhuillier show and actress Jamie Chung pops in at the Kate Spade presentation.
Winner: Zoe. She works her fashion connections with her backstage pass and is queen of double air kisses.

Name dropping 101
Zoe barely makes a peep other than to say the Oscar de la Renta show had some "Anne Hathaway moments." Goreski rattles off his client list: Kelly, Jessica Alba, Rashida Jones, Christina Ricci, Stacy Keibler.
Winner: Goreski. Zoe has an Oscar winner, but Goreski has young Hollywood "it" girls.

Catchphrase conundrum
Thankfully Zoe has dropped the word "bananas." Now she prefers the word "maj" as in major. One syllable is way cooler, right? Wrong. Goreski is guilty of copying Zoe by calling fashionable looks "so major," but he also jumps on the social media bandwagon and uses the phrase "hashtag, hashtag."
Winner: Goreski. He can say the full word and even twice. Zoe needs to snap out of the baby talk.

Body issues
Goreski laughs off his struggle to take off his sweater on camera because his muffin top may get exposed. Zoe undergoes a dramatic transformation by getting--wait for i--bangs! Gasp!
Winner: Goreski. This guy is almost always smiling even when it's about muffin tops and how he was overweight in high school. Aw, it's quite endearing.

Want Moore?
Zoe brags how she was one of the first stylists to put Gurung's designs on an actor--first Demi Moore and then Kate Hudson. Goreski simply lists Demi Moore as a client.
Winner: Goreski. Moore is his client now.

OVERALL WINNER
Brad Goreski of "It's a Brad, Brad World," because in fashion, one day you're under Rachel Zoe and the next day, you're completely over her.

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