WHY SHE MATTERS
A celebrity in her own right, Zoe boasts clients such as Hollywood’s most in-demand film actress, Jennifer Lawrence (who commands more than $10 million per Hunger Games movie and recently upped her Dior contract for another three years for a rumored $15 million), and TV’s highest-paid actress, Sofia Vergara (who earned $30 million last year from Modern Family and endorsement deals with CoverGirl, Kmart and Diet Pepsi).
Lawrence, Vergara, Jennifer Garner
HER NEW GET
Vergara teamed up with Zoe in October, when she wore a black Zuhair Murad dress to her Machete Kills premiere and followed it with a full-skirted Zac Posen ball gown at the Globes — no more mermaid hemline! (No. 14).
HER TOP LOOKS
Lawrence’s strapless red Christian Dior Couture at the Oscars was elegant but a bit of a yawn; the real showstopper was a broken-glass-embroidered Tom Ford minidress — edgy and oozing sex appeal — that she wore to the Vanity Fair bash (No. 15). The American Hustle nominee’s black Dior at the SAG Awards was equally dazzling, with colored sequins that created a disco-ball effect when flashbulbs popped (No. 16).
ULTIMATE STYLE ICONS
“Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger,” says Zoe, who welcomed her second son, Kaius Jagger Berman — a nod to Bianca and her famous ex, Mick Jagger — in December.
BEYOND THE RED CARPET
Zoe’s Bravo reality show was canceled in August, but she continues to design her fashion line. She will release her second book, Living in Style, on March 25 — a follow-up to her New York Times‘ best-seller Style A to Zoe — focusing on home decor, entertaining and beauty.