Designer Rachel Roy got her start in the fashion world as a magazine and music video stylist, and quickly made her mark with her rich color palettes and combinations of textures. Since launching her namesake collection of women’s clothing and accessories in 2005, she's consistently demonstrated her flair for crafting dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags that balance boldness and personality with subtlety and sophistication. Contemporary silhouettes have become Roy’s signature: Demure, refined, and a bit mysterious, her cropped herringbone trousers, sultry silk blouses, curve-skimming sheaths, and other designs are for modern, urban women. Raised in California and now based in New York City, Roy is of Dutch and Indian descent. Her fan base includes none other than First Lady Michelle Obama, who has worn Roy’s dresses to conferences, interviews with Barbara Walters, and even to the State of the Union address.
New York-based designer Rachel Roy launched her first collection in the Spring of 2005. Demure, beautiful, refined and alluring, Roy and her designs embody the modern girl. A working mother and wife (to hip-hop impresario and mogul Damon Dash), her sophisticated international flair precludes some of the most enthusiastic reviews in recent pop culture. Her love of the timeless lady “with impeccable manners and an hourglass figure” echo a 1930's, 40's and 50's silhouette. Roy’s famous supporters include Oprah Winfrey (who declared Roy the “next big name” in fashion) and Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, “Her clothes speak volumes about modernity, practicality and flexibility. ... She just exudes the kind of confidence one needs to give a point of view to women.” Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, WWD and InStyle have all touted Roy’s rising star and you can find the Rachel Roy collection nationwide at the finest retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and now, Gilt Groupe.