The seventies are Rachel Zoe's decade. She's practically synonymous with flaring pants and caftans. But it's the sixties she's thinking about for pre-fall; it was the era's mod minidresses and Jackie Kennedy-style ensemble dressing (the rose gold brocade coat matches the sleeveless top matches the cropped pants) that gave this collection its newness.

Outerwear is a growth business for the label, and at the moment Zoe is particularly into a neat and trim red peacoat. "I was obsessed with finding the perfect shade of red," she said at her Broadway showroom. "As a blonde, you have to make sure it's right." Cameron Diaz, her platinum-haired star client, will no doubt thank her for her efforts. Come to think of it, auburn Anne Hathaway might like it, too.

The ideal shade of red isn't Zoe's only obsession. Fabrics count for a lot here. The faux fur feels just about as real as faux can. And the black and white crocodile-print silk jersey has a swishy feel. Zoe girls concerned that she completely left the seventies behind needn't worry. That faux fur trims a very vintage-looking fitted leather jacket, and she cut the croc-print jersey into an era-accurate backless halter gown.