Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (born September 1, 1971) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, and writer. She has been involved in the fashion industry for nearly two decades. In 2008, the first season of her Bravoreality television series The Rachel Zoe Project debuted.
Early life and education
She was born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig in New York, New York, the daughter of Leslie and Ron Rosenzweig. She has a sister, Pamela Rosenzweig. Zoe dropped her last name in favor of her middle when she began her career as a fashion stylist, as Rosenzweig sounded "too Jewish".
Zoe, with the help of reality TV star Nicole Richie, became the pioneer of the 'boho-chic' look. This look consists of oversized jewelry, loose-fitting dresses and shirts, paired with a slim frame.
The series' second season premiered in August 2009. Bravo announced they would be picking up a third season of the show which premiered in August 2010 and covered the departure of Zoe's longtime assistant, Taylor Jacobson, while introducing her new assistant, Ashley.
The fourth season premiered in September 2011 and involved Rachel dealing with Brad's departure as well as her pregnancy with her first child.
The fifth season aired during spring 2013, focusing on the development of her collection and other projects like blowout salon DreamDry and the preparation for the release of her second book, "Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour"
The Rachel Zoe Project was canceled after five seasons.
Zoe founded a free daily newspaper called "The Zoe Report" in August 2009. The newsletter featured items that she was coveting in the worlds of fashion, beauty and lifestyle, and had over 750,000 subscribers. In 2011, she launched Zoe Beautiful focused on all things beauty.
In 2015 The Zoe Report launched "Box of Style" -- a new service that delivers a selection of Rachel Zoe-approved goods to subscribers' doorsteps four times a year  Consumers may purchase a single box for $100 or pay $350 for an annual subscription. Subscribers receive items valued at over $300 quarterly each year, including one "hero" item that retails for over $100. This special piece is revealed in advance, but all other items (which may included clothing, beauty, accessories, home or lifestyle items) are a surprise.
In 2011, Zoe released her first contemporary collection of separates, footwear, and handbags influenced by her vintage-inspired, 60s and 70s style. The collection is available in over 275 department stores including Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. In 2012 Rachel announced that her line will expand to include jewelry and cold weather accessories. Zoe's brand is not participating in the 2014 New York Fashion Week.
Living in Style
In March 2014, Zoe published her second book, "Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour."
Collaboration with Maxi/Cosi
She teamed up with Quinny and Maxi-Cosi for a 2016 collection of baby strollers and car seats.
Zoe met investment banker Rodger Berman in 1991, when both were attending college in Washington, D.C. They married in 1998, and have two sons, Skyler Morrison Berman (born March 22, 2011) and Kaius "Kai" Jagger Berman (born December 2013).
^Staff. "What Happened, Rachel Zoe?", Star (magazine), December 17, 2008. Accessed February 27, 2011. "'Rachel always seemed to have a normal body weight; I'd estimate that she weighed around 115 lbs. back then,' says an ex-classmate at Millburn High School near her hometown of Short Hills, N.J. 'But from what I've seen of her now, she looks like she's 25 or 30 lbs. thinner than she used to be. White girl, y'all'"