Giving them your seal of approval? Rachel Zoe casts an expert eye over her own collection at New York Fashion Week

Giving them your seal of approval Rachel Zoe casts an expert eye over her own collection at New York Fashion Week

Sitting front row at a fashion show is nothing new for Rachel Zoe. But it must have been a very different experience today, with her own designs on the runway.

The celebrity super-stylist, who presented her fall/winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week today, was pictured watching a final run-through before press and buyers arrived to watch the show for real.

She obviously liked what she saw. Surrounded by a gaggle of assistants, the 40-year-old could be seen laughing with delight as one of the models walked past.

Rachel Zoe

Seal of approval: Rachel Zoe was pictured watching a final run-through ahead of her New York Fashion Week show today, before press and buyers arrived to watch the catwalk event for real

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Serious consideration: The celebrity super-stylist did not look displeased with her efforts in any instance

Others warranted more serious consideration, though she did not look displeased with her efforts in any instance.

Nor, indeed, were her guests, including model and television personality Olivia Palermo, who
attended the event at the Empire Hotel later.

Her signature style, which
pays homage to the Seventies, is a fashion formula that continues to
deliver.

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Winning formula: Ms Zoe's signature style, which pays homage to the Seventies, continues to deliver

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Jet set style: The runway was a parade of faux fur coats, maxi dresses and thigh-high boots that you imagine bright young things wearing as they shuttle from London to Los Angeles – perhaps with a pitstop in New York

The runway
was a parade of faux fur coats, skinny-style tuxedos, maxi dresses and
thigh-high boots that you imagine the young jet-set wearing as they
shuttle from London to Los Angeles – perhaps with a pitstop in New York.

They are outfits for the type of woman who can pull off gaucho pants,
which were indeed part of the line-up.

Rachel Zoe

Take a bow: The fashion set is clearly still in thrall to Ms Zoe's signature Seventies aesthetic, and gave her a hearty round of applause at the end of the show

There was a mash-up of
rich textures, including velvet, sequins, leather and tweeds. It was
that mix that made the jewel-tone bow blouses under menswear style
jackets feel modern.

She said in her notes she drew inspiration
'from the rock and roll glamour of London in the late Sixties and such
fashion icons as Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger'.