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The most notable aspect of last night's episode of Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project was that we finally liked a few of Brad's outfits. Otherwise, the crew continued its Milan Fashion Week itinerary from Armani to Gucci to Pucci before returning home to Oscar madness (with four days to the Oscars they still hadn't pulled any dresses for Demi Moore or Cameron Diaz) and an appointment with figure skater Johnny Weir who needed to get all done up for the Independent Spirit Awards.
In other news—Has the fun run out of fashion for Rachel? Don't answer that because it's all too real. Instead: Hey, have a baby! And finally, Rodger—he spent the episode being a whiny little bitch.
And, with that, our top ten moments:
10.) The Armani show ran late, entry was a zoo, so Rachel, Brad and Rodger hit up a café for an actual meal before another marathon fashion day. While Brad and Rodger ordered huge plates of pasta, Rachel ordered tea—though she referred to the stop as a meal. That said, the boys barely got a scrap anyway—Giorgio was calling. "Bye tea."
9.) Who knew feathers were a veritable death knell to red carpet fashion? A Pucci dress called in straight from the runway was pretty much finished in them and yes, it did look ridiculous (though at first sight Rachel was so taken by it she exclaimed: "Shut the front door!") But, you might've thought the dress was finished in asbestos. The "feather patrol" must be seriously slacking.
8.) Rachel and Rodger required three hair and make-up people between them for the Oscars. Don't judge, times are tough, there's a recession.
7.) Rachel didn't mind not getting to sit next to Rodger at Armani—her neighbor was Clive Owen and she was feeling pretty okay about it.
6.) Okay, so, basically, there were no Oscar dresses and Rachel had to make a few calls. Versace ended up throwing a couple of options together and Rachel goes to check them out as they're being finished. Choosing one—the gown Demi ended up in—to focus on over another literally breaks the heart of the Versace guy (who, incidentally, was wearing an Abercrombie polo) managing the emergency dresses. So, what's the take away? Brad: "Of course it would be Donatella to rescue—I mean, duh."
5.) Uh, so, was that Brad's passive aggressive version of letting someone go? Is Jordan showing up next week or not? Yikes! But, let that be a lesson aspiring stylists: Don't call out during Oscar week.
4.) Dear Rodger, We're pretty sure you don't need to go to fashion shows or big fashion events for your "job" as president of Rachel's whatever. So, if you're just going to whine about everything and pretend like you're surprised and disappointed that various fashion weeks and awards seasons can get really busy and stressful and just basically act like a total bitch baby then how about you just, like, stay home. Not that your likening a Chanel dinner to "torture" and constantly muttering "why am I here?" isn't utterly charming—but, actually, it's not. So stay home and watch something. Love, Racked
PS: Get a haircut.
3.) Over the course of the episode the wait at Gucci was dubbed "fashion mayhem;" styling Johnny Weir was called a "fashion adventure;" and a typical scene in the office to any outsider was likened to a "fashion circus."
2.) Johnny Weir—who, by the way, suffers from body dysmorphia—makes Brad feel masculine.
1.) Omigod, so Johnny Weir shows up to an event and someone at his table has the same suit on! Brad "can't think of anything worse" than this situation and naturally brings up the episode of 90210 when Brenda and Kelly show up at their prom wearing the same dress. He asks Johnny if he recalls the heart-wrenching scene and Johnny replies: "What kind of man would I be if I hadn't seen that episode?" You can't write this stuff.