Even without Rachel Zoe’s preshow sound bite — “English equestrian and totally Seventies” — one needed only a few guesses to land on what she was up to for fall. Consistency is not a bad thing. In fact, in her case it’s the wisest thing. She nailed the look she knows best, working traditional tailoring, skinny riding pants and leather pants with cool double-buckle details at the cuff into perfectly polished compositions.

It was not a new direction for Zoe, but it was also not entirely without surprise. There was little to no jewelry, and the first look out was shown with a pair of men’s wear-inspired monk-strap flats, typically anathema to Zoe’s stylistic code.

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