Why Brad Goreski Left Rachel Zoe, Plus What We Can Expect From His New Show and His Thoughts on Fashion Week So Far
Although we miss seeing him on season four of The Rachel Zoe Project, Brad Goreski is certainly keeping busy. Between filming his own show for Bravo, writing a book, and contributing to InStyle, the famed stylist’s assistant seems to be doing quite well on his own.
Despite his hectic show schedule (we've been seeing him everywhere), Brad took some time chat with us over the phone. The topic on hand was Made in Polaroid, an art exhibit for which he created a piece (finished product below), but the discussion of course turned to fashion and reality television. His departure from Zoe and the state of their relationship felt a bit glossed over during last week’s season premiere. And when Amanda spotted Goreski—who looked adorable in a three piece suit and bow tie—at Simon Spurr’s show, she dug a little further on the Zoe situation. Here are the best bits from both of our interviews:
Can you believe this is all still going on? While Brad has publicly made his feelings about Rachel known numerous times in recent weeks while promoting his new Bravo show, It's a Brad Brad World--he feels he handled his departure "with grace," doesn't feel there was any wrongdoing on his part, he didn't get a thank you after he sent baby Zoe an Hermes gift--it's been a while since Rachel's weighed in. But, she sort of broke her silence Wednesday and made a bit of a dig at her former assistant, albeit in a rather passive way. She took to Twitter, where any celebrity worth their salt goes to air their grievances these days, and retweeted the following:
I am sure @mrbradgoreski show will fail but @rzrachelzoe will continue to be a star in business and personal life.
We'll admit it. We kind of have a huge crush on Rachel Zoe's newest employee and breakout star of her reality show, Jeremiah Brent. In the beginning, Jeremiah, or 'Miah, garnered obvious comparisons to Rachel Zoe's former employee Brad Goreski, who he was technically replacing. We even wondered if Rachel only hired him because he was super hot and made for good television and when he got fired, many criticized Rachel and Rodger for using him to get their house decorated on the cheap.
But as season four went on, 'Miah held his own by (literally) proving himself over and over again as one of Rachel's most dedicated and hard-working employees ever, even after he was fired. He also happens to straddle that line between hot and adorable so perfectly that it sometimes distracted us from everything else going on in the show.
Rachel Zoe just tweeted this photo of her and her former employee Brad Goreski with the following caption: "Me and lil B on our last photo shoot together."
Seems like Zoe is really taking strides to make her breakup with Brad seem, as per the original People mag story that broke news of their split, "amicable." They both released statements to People gushing about how much they loved each other and Zoe said, “He did this with such class and elegance. And I get it. I just told him, ‘I’m here for you always.’”
However rumors surfaced soon after that the New York Times' profile on Brad was the real reason for his departure. Apparently diva Zoe was peeved that her supporting cast-member had taken her spotlight and secured the most plum placement an aspiring fashion mogul can hope for: A profile in the Style section of the NYT. As far as we can tell, after a quick Nexis search, Zoe has never received the same treatment from the paper of record.
A source familiar with the goings on over at the Bravo reality show lends more credence to the rumors. Rachel has her own publicist at entertainment PR powerhouse 42West in addition to Bravo's in house publicity, a source tells us, and she was upset that Brad, who doesn't even pay for outside publicity, managed to snag such awesome press.
It was only a matter of time. Rachel Zoe's former assistant Brad Goreski, whose bow ties often stole a little of Zoe's spotlight on her own Bravo series, has landed his own show on Bravo called It's a Brad Brad World.
According to the release we just received from Bravo, the show will follow Goreski "as he embarks on his new solo career as a stylist...and tries to maintain his personal life." Cameras will trail Goreski as he hits up Paris fashion week, Cannes, the men’s runway shows and couture.
Goreski has certainly stepped up his styling game since parting ways with new mommy Zoe.