In the lead up to Rachel Zoe’s NYFW Spring 2016 presentation, we took advantage of our all-access pass and captured behind-the-scenes photos that reveal what goes down before showtime. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a designer, you’ll want to see this play-by-play with all the details that go into a major NYFW presentation. Also, be sure to tune in to watch the show live today at 12:30pm EST—find out how here.
Behind The Scenes With Rachel Zoe
This inspiration board—one of many created for the collection—is covered with imagery of iconic supermodels from the late '70s and early '80s, fabric swatches and archival photos evoking bohemian romanticism.
Channeling Beauty Icons
Rachel shares beauty inspiration with makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury and the team from MAC Cosmetics.
Hair & Makeup Test
Charlotte Tilbury, Sunshine Outing for Zoya Nail Polish and Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé working their magic, testing the hair and makeup ahead of the show.
The final '70s-inspired look is a fresh face, combining a matte coral lip, painted-on freckles and effortless waves with cool-girl blunt ends.
To complete the runway looks, Rachel designed glamorous statement pieces that mix well with delicate ear climbers and layered cuffs.
DJ duo Leigh Lezark (pictured above with RZ) and Geordon Nicol of The Misshapes stop by the studio to decide on final tunes for the presentation. The mix includes classic anthemic songs like "Heart Of Glass" and "Bette Davis Eyes."
Romantic vibes are seen throughout the collection via rich textures, plush suede, fringe, tassels and, of course, ruffles.
There is intricate hand embroidery and beading on several pieces—this close-up is just one glimpse at what covers an entire gown!
Rachel and her team are up late the night before the show making small tweaks and last-minute adjustments to ensure each look is absolutely perfect.
Setting The Scene
A glimpse of what the space will look like with greenery by Julia Rosa that will complement modern furniture by Roche Bobois.