I actually gasped at the sight of stylist-to-the-stars/designer/coiner of the ridiculous phrase 'that's bananas', Rachel Zoe at the Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party at the Beverly Hilton.

The gal who dressed Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner among others for the awards red carpet looked strikingly emaciated at the after party.

Now this one has fashion talent, but she clearly has issues. That collar-bone scares the bejaysus out of me, as do the stick-man arms, making me appreciate my underarm waddle for once.

She's only 41-years old. Whatever she is doing to herself to maintain this glittery-corpse is ageing her into her 50s.

With a new season of The Rachel Zoe Project in the offing, I worry about the message she sends out to impressionable young girls trying to make it in fashion. Even though she looks terrible, she emphasises the importance of fitting a sample/runway size if you want to be a fashion industry player.

Israel might have enacted a law banning the use of 'Underweight' BMI models, but the likes of ANTM panel member and fashion Tw@tter prince, Bryan Boy's, thinspo comment last week, shows that the fashion and celebrity machine is feeding on a glamorized, unhealthy body image.

I would hope that young girls look at this and see a person in trouble, and take in the effects of drastic measures to be skinny.

I'd have a better idea on my opinion of this dress if I was looking at it on an actual clothes hanger.

About Aisling O'Connor

Aisling is an Irish fashion, pop culture and lifestyle writer whose work can be seen in Harpers Bazaar, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail and The Independent's Irish edition and many others. With a unique sartorial perspective, she strives to translate high fashion and street style into accessible looks - and savage often ridiculous celebrity stylings as a matter of public service.
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  1. Danielle says:

    She HAS to be lying about her age.

  2. jojo says:

    She looks ill, and that’s self inflicted…I wonder what she see’s when she looks in the mirror or at her photo’s ? I’ve read the people with eating disorders don’t have a true image of self.
    I’m still amazed she was able to have a child.

  3. Kitty says:

    I would much rather see Adele – comfortable in her own skin and always having fun rather than bowing down to the media pressures to keep thin. She is a much better role model and is actually enjoying her life

  4. Jade says:

    WTF happened to her? She looks awful! Is it being that skinny that’s making her look so old in the face? Did she have bad work done? It doesn’t even look like her.

  5. BOHOMOTH says:

    Gah. I’ve never even been able to stand Zoe since she kick started the size zero zero trend. She needs to go and get a long rest somewhere and be with her kid.

  6. Goose says:

    How did she make it? Really, HOW? She cannot style for love or money. Nobody looks good when dressed by her. She does not look and is dressed by herself. The only exception is Hudson and in fairness it would be difficult to make her look bad. She should be paying royalties to Stevie Nicks whose style she copies. And I am 47 and just this year have started to that three wrinkle thing on the cheek near the mouth. No way she is 41.
    Shiny! You need to dress all her clients in a dress off!

  7. jojo says:

    There was a blind reveal that she didn’t eat for a few days so this dress would hang just right….Hang is word..

  8. sassy says:

    and we wonder why our young girls in society are fucked up

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  10. cal says:

    I’ve always thought she has talent.

    But that dress on Mrs ‘long-suffering’ Affleck, was a ‘no no’ – only because of her fake tits. I stood in front of the mirror this morning and pushed mine (real one’s) up
    like Jen’s were in that dress and talk about fake tits on a stick – not healthy at all and doesn’t look good, her that is, not me. yeah i know, TMI.

    I read that Rachel has always had a bad and near starvation diet most of her adult life, I think that explains why her skin looks as it does. Probably the thinning drugs didn’t help either, but then that is likely part of the staple diet in hollyweird.

  11. cal says:

    Oh and I love those braclets Rachel is wearing.

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  13. milk says:

    I remember the rumour going around in the early 2000’s than Zoe used to sell her then-clients Nicole Ritchie and Micha Barton meth to smoke…. seems legit


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