“A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life.” – Rachel Roy
About Rachel Roy
Rachel Irene Roy (born January 15, 1974) is an American fashion designer.
Roy was born in San Bernardino County, California, and raised in Seaside, California, as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her brother Rajendra Roy is the chief film curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Roy’s mother is Dutch and her Chennai-born father is Bengali Indian. Roy attended Columbia Union College (also called Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, Maryland and left to move to New York City where she worked as a wardrobe stylist and interned at the fashion label Rocawear.
At Rocawear, she rose to the position of creative director of the women’s and children’s divisions and met her future husband, Damon Dash. In 2004, Roy launched her eponymous fashion collection.
In early 2006, Roy received a Bollywood industry award for her contribution to American fashion. In 2007, Roy was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In June 2008, Jones Apparel Group formed a joint venture with the Rachel Roy brand.
Roy also received publicity in the teen market, including in Teen Vogue; in its April 2009 issue, Rachel did a “how to,” where she transforms a regular T-shirt into an edgy prom dress.
In August 2009, Roy launched The RACHEL Rachel Roy collection, an affordable diffusion line of sportswear, shoes, and accessories. The label “RACHEL Rachel Roy” is available exclusively at Macy’s in the United States and at The Bay in Canada. Also in summer 2009, Roy and Grammy Award-winning British pop singer Estelle announced via Roy’s Twitter feed their collaboration on a jewelry line for the Spring 2010 RACHEL Rachel Roy collection. Roy designed a capsule collection in partnership with model Jessica Stam for Macy’s stores and RachelRoy.com in Fall 2010.
Clients include Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Kim Kardashian, Iman, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, Wendy Williams, and Penélope Cruz.
(Source – Wikipedia)