Rachel Zoe, is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, beauty firms, advertising agencies, and magazine editors. Zoe has been involved in the fashion industry for nearly two decades and has since become a renowned stylist and designer. She is known for her extensive influence in the fashion world and for her list of A-list clients like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence. 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 attended college at The George Washington University, in Washington, DC. They now have one child together named Skyler Morrison Berman.
Although Zoe works with high-profile clients and has developed her own recognizable style, 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, 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.
- 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 in 2007, 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.
•Launched “Luxe Rachel Zoe collection as an ode to her personal style. The collection was exclusive to QVC and consisted of handbags, jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, and outerwear.
With the expansion of her clientele and numerous deals coming in, Zoe switched from her former agency, Magnet, and signed with the Todd Shemarya Agency.
In February, Swedish fashion retailer Lindex announced a collaboration with Rachel Zoe this spring. Zoe will be choosing her favorites from the Lindex spring collection. This will be Zoe’s first bigger collaboration with a European brand.
As of April 2013, Zoe’s rapidly growing audience includes 1.5MM+ Twitter followers and 435,000+ Instagram followers.
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 Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. In 2012 Rachel announced that her line will expand to include jewelry and cold weather accessories. However, it is a premium collection, with clothes starting around one hundred dollars. The Facebook page had 33,000+ Facebook fans as of April 2013.