Date of birth : 1971-09-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New Yok, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-23
Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig also known as Rachel Zoe is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, beauty firms, advertising agencies, and magazine editors. In 2008, the first season of her Bravo reality television series The Rachel Zoe Project debuted. She is married to Rodger Berman, with whom she went to college at The George Washington University, in Washington, DC.
Although Zoe works with high-profile clients and has a very notable fashion sense, she does not have any formal fashion training. Zoe went freelance, giving her the opportunity to meet and work with some high-profile clients. As a stylist, she has worked with Brenda Song, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Mario Orejel, Nicole Richie, and Keira Knightley. Zoe's current client list includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Debra Messing, Demi Moore, Liv Tyler, Joy Bryant, Molly Sims, Eva Mendes, and Anne Hathaway. Zoe, with the help of reality tv star Nicole Richie, became the pioneer of the 'boho chic' look. This look consists of oversized jewelry, loose fitting dresses and shirts, paired with a slim frame.
Other notable collaborations:
* Collaborated with accessories maker Judith Leiber on a line of luxury bags.
* Served as the face of Samsung's BlackJack cell phone national ad campaign.
* Consultant for Piperlime.com, Gap, Inc's shoe and handbag website.
* Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty and Everything Glamour is the book that was co-written by Rose Apodaca, which made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. The book talks about styling tips and observations from a celebrity stylist's point of view. Also giving advice about everything style when it comes to your home décor, dressing stylishly, travel, and entertaining.
With the expansion of her clientele and numerous deals coming in, Zoe switched from her former agency Magnet and signed with Todd Shemarya Agency.
In September 2008, Zoe's reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project, debuted on Bravo. The series follows Zoe, her two fashion associates, Brad Goreski and Jordan Johnson, James Foix as well as her husband/business partner Rodger Berman. The series' second season premiered on August 24, 2009. Bravo announced they would be picking up a third season of the show The series follows Zoe, her two fashion associates, Brad Goreski and Jordan Johnson, as well as her husband/business partner Rodger Berman. The series' second season premiered on August 24, 2009. Bravo announced they would be picking up a third season of the show which premiered August 3, 2010 and covered the departure of Zoe's long time assistant Taylor Jacobson, while introducing her new assistant, Ashley Avignone.
Zoe officially announced that she will be releasing a clothing line, with the intention of turning it into a full lifestyle brand. The line is set to come out the fall of 2011 and Zoe is in the search now for a design team. Zoe intends on wearing the brand, which is completely different from her QVC line which she launched earlier in the year. Her line is intended to contain "accessories, shoes, and apparel, including fur vests, and maybe home items in the future", if all goes well and as planned.
After the release of her widely sought after collection of luxury handbags with Judith Leiber in 2006, Rachel proved her success as a designer. In an effort to reach and provide affordable glamour to a broader audience, Rachel launched a collection of jewelry, bags, scarves, sunglasses and outerwear exclusively sold on QVC in September, 2009. With record-breaking success, her eponymous brand is now recognised globally for its vintage-inspired, sophisticated, and sexy allure.
Rachel Zoe is the contributing editor and consultant for Piperline.com, Gap Inc.’s online shoe and handbag destination. She has been on countless “most influential” lists from virtually every domestic and international fashion and financial publication. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious industry awards including The Fashion Group International’s 2006 Fashion Oracle Award, the Accessories Council 2006 Fashion Influencer Ace Award and Hollywood Life Magazine’s 2006 Star Stylist Award. MSN.com also named Rachel one of the “10 Most Influential Women of 2006.”
Rachel and her husband, Rodger Berman, former invest banker and new-media entrepreneur, reside in Los Angeles. He is her business partner and President of Rachel Zoe, Inc.
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