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Rodger Berman Remembers How He Met Rachel Zoe, Talks 'Tranny-Heeled Shoes' (PHOTOS)

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Rodger Berman wrote a short article for Harper's Bazaar about being "Married To Fashion" a.k.a. stylist Rachel Zoe. Berman remembers:

I met Rachel in the summer of 1991. She was 19, and I was 22. She was a restaurant hostess, and I was working as a waiter in Washington, D.C., where we both attended college. I vividly remember the first time I saw her, wearing a tight black minidress, high-heeled pumps, stick-straight hair, and big red lips covered in M.A.C. Chili lipstick (her trademark). She was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen. I quickly learned that she also had more clothes than any woman I had ever seen. I often wondered if she'd ever do an outfit change mid-date.

Make no mistake about it -- the future Zoe-Berman spawn will be the best-dressed baby ever. Rodger writes, "Look at me! I have no predisposition to fashion, but thanks to Rachel I can't leave the house without worrying about whether or not my clothes match."

But the man is totally over runway shows, although he thinks Fashion Week "can evoke a certain sense of accomplishment."

Have you ever felt proud for walking through your hotel room without tripping, because there are enough tranny-heeled shoes on the floor to fill a transgender shoe store? Have you ever just left your hotel door open because it's easier than getting up each time a package, flowers, or a gift arrives? Has your wife ever scoured four racks of clothing she had flown in for Fashion Week and declared, "I have nothing to wear"? I can say yes to all.

But Rodger did admit he loves it all! Read the rest at Harper's Bazaar. And for more on Zoe, check out her new fashion line.

Take a look at our favorite Rodger style moments. (All images from Getty or PatrickMcMullan.com.)

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