Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rachel Zoe-Taylor Jacobson & Bravo TV What a Tangled Web They Weave

Last night I had the opportunity of catching the first episode from Season 3 "The Rachel Zoe Project". Within five minutes of the shows start it was made clear that Taylor Jacobson had be let go from the company but no concrete reason was given. From past seasons of the shows the tension and animosity displayed by Taylor Jacobson was quite evident, lip service from Zoe and unfulfilled promises. It seemed from season two she was on her way out the door.

Due to the lack of information provided by the show I let my finger do the surfing and found that Jacobson had be accused of not returning samples back to the showrooms, things were missing? If you think I believe this I don't, not for a New York minute! I have been working in the fashion industry for over thirteen years and and we all get free perks along the road. From fashion shows to showroom appointments and product reviews, it's part of the job.

If Taylor Jacobson left the employment of Rachel Zoe I'm sure they parted on friendly terms, as quoted by Zoe herself on season two "everybody moves on", but this departure might not have sat well with the producers of Bravo TV. For those of us in the industry it has been long known that the winner of "Project Runway" is not chosen by the judges but by Bravo TV. Simply put the monkey wrenches Bravo tosses in their shows make for good television and some of the most watched shows on cable. So if you really think your watching "reality TV" think again.

It's safe to say that Taylor Jacobson was making at least $40k a year working for Rachel Zoe and probably was showered with more than enough free stuff to fill a closet. So with this prediction in place why would she even think of stealing clothing, accessories? In my opinion it does not add up and does not make sense. The only thing that does make sense is the producers of Bravo making this into a big drama situation, remember it makes for good TV! I'll continue to watch The Rachel Zoe Project but as well will be sceptical on what's fed to me over the airwaves.

Photo Rachel Zoe-Whiterose
Photo Taylor Jacobson-Smashbox

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