Rachel Roy Biography
Rachel Irene Roy is an American fashion designer and entrepreneur hailing from New York City. She was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007 and received a Bollywood industry award for her contribution to American fashion. She has previously worked for Rocawear as the creative director for the women’s and children’s division. She is the UN Women Global Champion for the Advancement of Women & Girls.
Age| Birthday| How Old is Rachel Roy?
The fashion designer was born on January 15, 1974 in San Bernardino County, California, U.S. and is 45 years old in 2019. Her birth sign is Capricorn.
Rachel Roy Family| Parents
Roy was born in California to a mother of Dutch descent and her Madras-born father is Bengali Indian. Her brother Rajendra Roy is the chief film curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Roy was born in San Bernardino County, California, and raised in Seaside, California, as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She graduated from Seaside High School. Roy attended Columbia Union College (now 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.
RACHEL Rachel Roy collection
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 forMacy’s stores and RachelRoy.com in Fall 2010.
Rachel Roy Relationship| Married| Divorced
In the late 2004, the fashion designer and Damon Dash got married in a secret wedding. The couple then sired two daughters. She however filed for divorce in 2009. In April 2015, Roy was awarded sole custody of both daughters; she filed for an order of protection against Dash. The court granted Roy and her daughters a three-year restraining order against Dash. Days later, Dash filed a lawsuit against her, alleging breach of fiduciary duties and other claims related to Royale Etenia, a fashion company they founded during their marriage.
Rachel Roy & Jay Z controversy
on May 5, 2014, Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles reportedly shouted at Rachel on the night of the Met Gala at the after party held at the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel. She claimed that Rachel was “too close comfort” with Jay Z and ended up having it out with her at the bash in New York. Things got worse later on in the night when Solange attacked Jay-Z in a lift over the row. In exclusive CCTV footage from the Standard Hotel, the singer can be seen kicking her legs out at the rapper as he tries to calm her down. “Rachel is a little too close to Jay Z,” a source told The News at the time. “Solange doesn’t like it, and Beyoncé doesn’t like it.”According to US reports Rachel was the reason Bey and Jay Z didn’t attend Kim and Kanye’s lavish wedding ceremony.
Rachel Roy UN Women
In 2018, the entrepreneur took on a different role. The fashion designer has been tapped for a two-year ambassador position, dubbed Champion of Innovation, by UN Women. Roy will use her experience as a successful female entrepreneur to help with programs aimed at achieving gender equality and supporting female innovation and entrepreneurship. Through UN Women she will use her voice, her platform and her network to educate
Over the years, the fashion designer has worked with a multiple of Celebrities. Her clients include Michelle Obama, Penélope Cruz, Diane Sawyer,Kim Kardashian,Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Iman, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, as well as Wendy Williams.
Awards & Accomplishments
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.
In 2018, the fashion designer and entrepreneur was hand picked by United Nations for a two-year ambassador position, dubbed Champion of Innovation, by UN Women
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