Who is Rachel Roy?
Rachel Roy (full name: Rachel Irene Roy) is an American fashion designer known for her label, The RACHEL Rachel Roy collection, an affordable diffusion line of sportswear, shoes, and accessories. Roy began her fashion design journey as a wardrobe stylist and interned at the fashion label Rocawear. She then rose to the position of creative director of the women’s and children’s divisions. It is there that she met her future husband, Damon Dash.
Roy attended Seaside High School. She later joined Columbia Union College (now called Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, Maryland. Roy also left to move to New York City.
Roy founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable in 2010. This is when she designed a tote bag that was signed by 88 of her celebrity friends. The sales proceeds were donated to Unicef for their relief work in Pakistan where millions of people had been affected by severe flooding.
Roy received a Bollywood industry award for her contribution to American fashion in early 2006. She was then inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007. The Jones Apparel Group formed a joint venture with the Rachel Roy brand in June 2008.
She also received publicity in the teen market which includes Teen Vogue; in its April 2009 issue. She did a “how-to,” where she transforms a regular T-shirt into an edgy prom dress.
How Old is Rachel Roy?
She is 46 years old as of 2019. Rachel Irene Roy was born on January 25, 1974, in San Bernardino County, California, U.S.
Rachel Roy Parents
Roy’s father is a Bengali Indian that was born in Madras. Her mother is of Dutch descent. She was born in San Bernardino County, California, and raised in Seaside, California, as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Roy has a brother Rajendra Roy who is the chief film curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Rachel Roy Husband
Roy got married to Damon Dash in 2004-2005. In 2009, Roy filed for divorce. The couple has two daughters together. She was granted sole custody of both her daughters in April 2015 and also filed for an order of protection against Dash. Roy and her daughters were granted a three-year restraining order against Dash.
Several days later Damon went ahead to file a lawsuit against Roy, alleging breach of fiduciary duties and other claims related to Royale Etenia, a fashion company they founded during their marriage.
During an interview, Roy has admitted that she finds life being a single parent difficult to balance with her working life. Every time she tries to make sure that her children are the priority when she is organizing her schedule.
Rachel Roy Kids
Roy has two daughters from her marriage to Damon Dash.
Rachel Roy Collection – Company
She launched the RACHEL Rachel Roy collection in August 2009. This is an affordable diffusion line of sportswear, shoes, and accessories. The label is available exclusively at Macy’s in the United States and at The Bay in Canada.
In summer 2009, Roy and Grammy Award-winning British pop singer Estelle announced via Roy’s Twitter feed their collaboration. They did a jewelry line for the Spring 2010 RACHEL Rachel Roy collection. She also designed a capsule collection in partnership with model Jessica Stam for Macy’s stores and RachelRoy.com in Fall 2010.
Roy’s Celebrity clients
Her clients include:
- Michelle Obama
- Diane Sawyer
- Kate Hudson
- Jennifer Garner
- Kim Kardashian
- Lucy Liu
- Sharon Stone
- Tyra Banks
- Wendy Williams
- Penélope Cruz
Rachel Roy Net Worth
The American fashion designer has gained her wealth through her fashion business. She has an estimated net worth of $12 million.