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Last night Bravo premiered its long anticipated Brad Goreski vehicle It's a Brad, Brad World. Picking up where Brad's tenure as Rachel Zoe's Gal Friday left off, the cameras follow Brad—along with his sitcom writer boyfriend Gary (hello Will & Grace and Family Guy—something tells us Brad isn't the one paying for that Hollywood Hills mid-century modern, its lagoon-style pool and it's tasteful decor ? just sayin')—as he ditches the term "assistant," launches his styling career and embraces the brand that has become Brad Goreski.
The gist: Brad's client list, in its entirety, is Jessica Alba; he lost a gig dressing Diane Lane; and later he styled Keri Hilson for the Met Ball. He's cultivating editorial relationships—last night featured a shoot for Paper magazine in which he dressed a bevy of models as Brad while also starring as Brad. He's testing assistants: Last night's didn't really work out. And he's working out of his garage. But it's not all bad assistants and garage-styling: Brad made Us Weekly's Hot in Hollywood list! Cue sparkly Dolce & Gabbana blazers and a major red carpet moment.
Oh, and because you're all wondering—he totally high-roaded it in terms of the Rachel split. He has not met the baby; they do not talk; but no nastiness (only classiness). So that was refreshing.
10. On his long-term relationship: "We're almost lesbians."
9. On the male models being his Barbies: "Hopefully Kens! I'll be the Barbie!"
8. Later: "Do you think people know I'm gay?"
7. In practically the same breath: "Pile on, like, the turquoise or the coral!"
6. And, on a modern white dress (Versace): "A template for major jewelry."
5. "If I invest in anything, it's a good shoes." Okay, because you weren't just wearing Gant and Band of Outsiders and Versace and Dries van Noten and Tommy Hilfiger in your kitchen.
4. Keeping busy—a day in the life of Brad: "I keep myself cute."
3. An It Gets Better moment; and, frankly, kind of refreshing when so many oft-photographed stylish men roll their eyes at flash or quirk dressing: "Try to stand out as much as you can, especially when I spent so many years trying to hide."
2. Gary's style is a bit more gentlemenly, quiet; meanwhile Brad: "I'm like the J.Lo version of Gary."
1. Dripping in head-to-toe Givenchy leopard print, and referring to himself as "the wild styling cat." So good.
Other notable Brad numbers:
The final outfit count: We lost track by 10:01 pm.
Crying moments: 1 (not counting teasers)