Awards season is right around the corner and Team Zoe has been charged with the task of styling five of the hottest stars to grace the 2009 Golden Globes Red Carpet. Rachel works around the clock to hunt down the best dresses for A-listers Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Debra Messing and Eva Mendes.
The tension is high, with just days to go until Academy Award Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway has to walk the red carpet - and Rachel still hasn't found her the perfect gown. As she and Brad race against the clock scouring Fashion Week collections in New York, Taylor heads back to the West coast to prep for a photo shoot with client Jennifer Garner.
Awards season is in full swing and Rachel gives a shocked Brad the sole responsibility of styling Oscar nominated actress, Anne Hathaway, for the big night. This is Brad's shot to redeem himself from last year's disaster and prove to Team Zoe that he won't crack under pressure.
Rachel is distraught when she becomes the victim of another vicious tabloid attack. Though Taylor tells Rachel to let it go but she can't seem to shake it and things only get worse as she steps out of her comfort zone to model for Marie Claire magazine.
Rachel styles a massive photo shoot for Glamour Magazine while Taylor continues to be defeated by her inability to move up the ranks and contemplates leaving Team Zoe. But when Rachel collapses at the studio it becomes clear that the strenuous demands of her schedule are too much, causing everyone to worry about her health and the future of Rachel Zoe Inc.
Despite doctor's orders to take it easy, the ever-present demands on Rachel keep seeping into her life and onto her calendar. With Paris Fashion Week rapidly approaching, Rachel realizes that she can't take both Brad and Taylor with her and decides to let them choose who should go.
Rachel and Brad travel to Paris for fashion week to check out the latest collections and rub shoulders with design celebrities such as Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano and Marc Jacobs. Taylor's left behind in LA to keep the studio running, and her resentment for her position grows.
Rachel's juggling a high fashion editorial shoot and the launch of the Rachel Zoe brand. But when Taylor threatens to walk out the door forever, the stress causes a relapse of Rachel's vertigo and she realizes some big changes must be made - or else she could lose everything she has worked so hard to build.