Who is Rachel Roy?
Rachel Roy is an American fashion designer. She launched her eponymous fashion collection and received a Bollywood industry award in 2006 for her contribution to American fashion. She rose to the position of creative director of the women’s and children’s divisions at Rocawear and that is where he met her future husband Damon Dash.
Rachel Roy Age
Roy is 48 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 15, 1974, in San Bernardino County, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 15th of January every year.
Rachel Roy Height
Roy stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) with a moderate weight.
Rachel Roy Family
Roy was born to a Dutch mother and a Bengali father from India. She has one sibling, a brother named Rajendra Roy who works as the chief film curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Rachel Roy’s Husband and Daughters
Roy married his husband Damon Dash in 2005 in the presence of family and close friends. In their marriage, Roy and Damon are blessed with two daughters namely Ava Dash born on December 7, 1999, and Tallulah Dash born on May 14, 2008. However, the couple is no longer living together because of a separation which led to a messy divorce. Roy filed for divorce in 2009.
Rachel Roy and Damon Dash Divorce
Roy was granted sole custody of both daughters in April 2015, and he sought an order of protection against Dash. The judge issued a three-year restraining order against Dash to Roy and her daughters.
Dash filed a lawsuit against her a few days later, citing a violation of fiduciary duties and other claims relating to Royale Etenia, a fashion company they established during their marriage years.
Rachel Roy Education
Roy graduated from Seaside High School. She also studied at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Rachel Roy Net Worth
Roy has an estimated net worth of $12 million. She has amassed all her wealth from her successful career as a fashion designer.
Rachel Roy Career As a Fashion Designer
Roy left Columbia Union College and relocated to New York City where she worked as a wardrobe stylist and interned at the fashion label Rocawear. She advanced to the role of creative director of the women’s and children’s divisions at Rocawear and met her future husband, Damon Dash.
In June 2008, Jones Apparel Group formed a joint venture with the Rachel Roy brand. However, in 2013, Jones opted in 2013 to sell itself to another company and dissolve the Rachel Roy brand. They also intended to sell her trademarks to a different company. She responded by suing Jones Apparel.
The jury ruled that she had full control over her company and could choose the bidder. The suite was eventually negotiated and leased to Sycamore Partners. Her fashion company, Royale Etenia LLC., has a cooperation with Topson Downs as of 2021.
Royale controls 36% of the corporation, with Dash and Roy owning the remaining 50%. Roy also garnered a lot of attention in the younger market, including in Teen Vogue, where Rachel presented a “how to” where she transformed an ordinary T-shirt into an edgy prom dress in the April 2009 issue.
She was named a UN Women Champion for Innovation in 2018 for her work with the UN to campaign for gender equality and raise awareness about relevant concerns. Roy is also a writer and she published her first book, Design Your Life, in 2015. 96 Words for Love, a book she co-wrote with her daughter Ava, was released in 2019.
Rachel Roy Prominent Clients
Roy’s business expanded rapidly and some of her clients include Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Iman, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, Diane Sawyer, Wendy Williams, Jennifer Garner and Penélope Cruz.
Rachel Roy Religion
Roy was raised in Seaside, California, as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is an Adventist Protestant Christian denomination that observes Saturday as the seventh day of the week in both the Christian (Gregorian) and Hebrew calendars as the Sabbath.
Rachel Roy Socials
Is Rachel Roy White or black?
Roy is of Indian and Dutch descent. She was born to a Dutch mother and Bengali father from India.
Why is Rachel Roy famous?
Roy was named a UN Women Champion for Innovation in 2018 for her work with the UN to campaign for gender equality and raise awareness about relevant concerns.
What happened to Rachel Roy clothing?
In June 2008, Jones Apparel Group formed a joint venture with the Rachel Roy brand. However, in 2013, Jones opted in 2013 to sell itself to another company and dissolve the Rachel Roy brand. They also intended to sell her trademarks to a different company. Roy responded by suing Jones Apparel.