The Zoe Report: The Gold Shoulder


As a stylist, one of my most crucial duties is to find the perfect dress for a client on any given occasion. I spend days–and sleepless nights–seeking out fashion-forward, standout frocks that will complement the wearer and turn heads. I am an avid collector of one-shoulder pieces in almost any form. This trend popped up all over the fall runways, with stunning numbers like today’s Derek Lam Twist Dress.

Derek’s design has it all–metallic gold fabric, twisted ruching and a disco chic silhouette…what more do you need? Finding its origin in the seventies, this cool-as-ever asymmetrical structure was rendered in many autumn collections, from Hermes to Michael Kors. We can all learn something from them 🙂 So, for your next red carpet moment–be it a school dance or cocktail reception–why not slip into a one-shoulder dress? Bonus points if it is metallic! Pair said frock with a fitted leather jacket, one or two statement accessories, and an ankle boot or perfect pump…you will be good as gold. xoRZ

Availability: Derek Lam Twist Dress, $2690, at For additional retailer information, visit

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Stylist Rachel Zoe has long been known as the go-to force among “It” starlets, fashion houses, beauty firms and magazine editors looking for a dose of effortlessly chic style.

October 2007 marked the launch of Zoe’s first tome, Style A to Zoe by Grand Central Publishing, a stylebook filled with insightful tips and observations by Zoe, her designer friends and star clients. It was included in The New York Times Best Seller List. Zoe is continuing her mission to make fashion attainable with a full line of affordable accessories and faux fur that will debut on QVC this fall. She also acts as contributing editor and consultant for Rachel is continuing to expand her business endeavors with the second season of The Rachel Zoe Project, which premiered August 24th on Bravo.

Zoe and her husband, venture capitalist and new-media entrepreneur Rodger Berman, reside in Los Angeles.

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