Yesterday, while waiting to interview one of the vampire celebs at DKNY, we spotted former Rachel Zoe assistant Taylor Jacobson for the first time this week. She was looking way less disgruntled than she did in those early seasons of The Rachel Zoe Project and graciously chatted with us for a minute about her new reality show, which was filming there. She didn’t say much other than the new show “shows a younger generation of stylists who do different variations of work like music videos, editorial, red carpet generic commercials” and she’s looking forward to J. Mendel and Michael Kors.
Later, we realized: Three celebrity stylists, who at one point all worked together, had a falling out, and now have their own reality shows, are all at New York Fashion Week right now. During a week when I can see the same person six different times in one day, this situation must make for some seriously awkward moments. Except somehow, it hasn’t really. As far as we know, Rachel Zoe, Brad Goreski and Taylor Jacobson have barely crossed paths, except for Brad and Rachel both attending DVF, in different rows.
Here’s what we know about shows they’ve attended this season:
Rachel: Rachel Zoe (duh), Derek Lam, DVF, Skaist-Taylor
Brad: Simon Spurr, Lela Rose, Tracy Reese, Zac Posen, DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Siriano, Kate Spade, Jason Wu, Doo.Ri
Taylor: DKNY, Timo Weiland, Michael Kors? J. Mendel?
Coincidence? We doubt it. In some cases, it may have worked out that each stylist attended shows with designers they regularly work or have relationships with. Maybe Rachel requests Derek Lam for her clients and Brad and Taylor don’t. We thought it was odd, though, when we saw Taylor at Timo Weiland, where we would have expected to see Brad, who attended last season and is bffs with Danielle Nachmani, who styled the show. Perhaps Taylor confirmed her attendance–and that of her reality show film crew (neither Brad nor Rachel seem to be filming this week) ahead of Brad and so Brad couldn’t come. Or maybe Brad was just tired after Tommy Hilfiger.
Of course the above is just speculation, but we did hear one PR suggest that they did have to sort some things out between two of them and only one attended that show in the end.
We’ll keep an eye out (cross our fingers?) for awkward run-ins or carefully executed avoiding tactics!