Zoe York Biography & Facts
Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (born September 1, 1968) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, and writer. She has been involved in the fashion industry for nearly two decades. From 2008 until 2013, Zoe starred in the Bravo reality television series The Rachel Zoe Project. Zoe has worked as a fashion stylist.
Early life and education
She was born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig in New York, New York, the daughter of Leslie and Ron Rosenzweig. She has a sister, Pamela Rosenzweig. Zoe dropped her last name in favor of her middle when she began her career as a fashion stylist, as Rosenzweig sounded "too Jewish".Zoe grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School. She studied psychology and sociology at George Washington University, where she met her future husband, Rodger Berman. After graduating, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion.
Zoe began her career as an editor. She does not have any formal fashion training. As a stylist, she has worked with Brenda Song, Backstreet Boys, 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, Beau Garett, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and Pauly Shore.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 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, book co-written with Rose Apodaca in 2007.
Launched "Luxe Rachel Zoe collection. The collection was exclusive to QVC and consisted of handbags, jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, and outerwear.
Launched DreamDry, a salon in New York City with locations soon to open across the country, alongside co-founder Robin Moraetes.In 2010, she made an appearance on Gossip Girl as herself.
In February 2011, Swedish fashion retailer Lindex announced a collaboration with Zoe. This would be Zoe’s first bigger collaboration with a European brand.
In September 2008, Zoe's reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project, debuted on Bravo.The series' second season premiered in August 2009. Bravo announced they would be picking up a third season of the show which premiered in August 2010 and covered the departure of Zoe's longtime assistant, Taylor Jacobson, while introducing her new assistant, Ashley.The fourth season premiered in September 2011 and involved Rachel dealing with Brad's departure as well as her pregnancy with her first child.The fifth and final season aired during spring 2013, focusing on the development of her collection and other projects like blowout salon DreamDry and the preparation for the release of her second book, "Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour"In July 2015, a talk show entitled Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe was announced, with Zoe as host and focusing on "what's hot and what's not" in the fashion world.
The Zoe Report
Zoe founded a free daily newspaper called "The Zoe Report" in August 2009. The newsletter featured items that she was coveting in the worlds of fashion, beauty and lifestyle, and had over 750,000 subscribers. In 2011, she launched Zoe Beautiful focused on all things beauty.In 2015 The Zoe Report launched "Box of Style" — a new service that delivers a selection of Rachel Zoe-approved goods to subscribers' doorsteps four times a year Consumers may purchase a single box for $100 or pay $350 for an annual subscription. Subscribers receive items valued at over $300 quarterly each year, including one "hero" item that retails for over $100. This special piece is revealed in advance, but all other items (which may included clothing, beauty, accessories, home or lifestyle items) are a surprise.The Zoe Report was acquired by Bustle Digital Group in 2019.
In 2011, Zoe released her first contemporary collection of separates, footwear, and handbags influenced by her vintage-inspired, 60s and 70s style. The collection is available in over 275 department stores including Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. In 2012 Rachel announced that her line will expand to include jewelry and cold weather accessories. Zoe's brand is not participating in the 2014 New York Fashion Week.
Living in Style
In March 2014, Zoe published her second book, "Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour."
Collaboration with Maxi/Cosi
She teamed up with Quinny and Maxi-Cosi for a 2016 collection of baby strollers and car seats. In 2017, the Rachel Zoe brand was recognized for its innovative family/maternity leave policies.
Zoe met investment banker Rodger Berman in 1991, when both were attending college in Washington, D.C. They married in 1998, and have two sons, born in March 2011 and December 2013.
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