Rachel Roy (born January 15, 1974) is an American Fashion Designer, Author, Stylist and Activist born in San Bernardino County, California. She was born in a poor family and to support her family to meet their daily requirements she started working at the age of 14 in a clothing shop.
With her talent and skills, Rachel got promoted at her workplace and in 2005, managed to start her own clothing brand “Rachel Roy Fashion Collection”. She received a great response with her first-ever start-up and never looked back after that. Later she started many other businesses as well.
Damon Dash’s wife has become one of the most renowned and rich fashion designers across the world and has some of the famous celebrities’ clients such as Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer, Iman, Jennifer Garner, Tyra Banks, Lucy Liu, Wendy Williams, and Sharon Stone.
Rachel is also associated with philanthropic activities and initiated ‘Kindness Is Always Fashionable’ a benevolent platform for the needy craftswomen to earn tenable revenues to support their families. In 2018, she is also designated as UN Women Ambassador for Innovation to Uplift Women and Girls in Technology and Entrepreneurship to promote Gender Equality.
With her huge contribution to various fields, she has also become very popular on Social Media Sites with 387K followers on Instagram and 396K followers on Twitter.
Biography, Parents, Childhood & Brother
The fashion expert, Rachel Roy was born in the year 1974 (age 42 years) with Indian-American Ethnicity as his Father ‘Donald’ is a Bengali-Indian and her mother ‘Ruth’ is a Dutch. Her full name is Rachel Irene Roy.
Rachel was born in a poor family in San Bernardino County, California and later they moved to Seaside, California, and resided there as the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She has one sibling Rajendra Roy, who is currently working in New York as the Chief Film Curator at the Museum of Modern Art.
Roy did her schooling from Seaside High School, California and afterward, attended Washington Adventist University, Maryland. She graduated in Psychology and English in 2006. After studies, she moved to New York to get her desired job.
Personal Life, Boyfriend & Husband
When she was working in ‘Rocawear’, Rachel Roy met the famous hip-hop tycoon Damon Dash (husband) and gets attracted to his charm.
They both started dating each other and kept in a relationship for a long time. In late 2004 they both get married to each other. The happily married couple gave birth to two girl children Ava Dash on 7 December 1999 and Tallulah Ruth Dash in 2008.
In 2009, because of personal and business issues, Roy and Dash filed for divorce and kept in headlines regularly because of the revolting custody combat. Rachel later won the sole custody of her two daughters.
In 2015, Dash took legal action against Roy and claimed $2.5 million, reproving her of mishandling their fashion company. Currently, she is living happily with her 2 kids in California.
|Boyfriend||Damon Anthony Dash (Entrepreneur).|
|Husband||Damon Dash (m. 2005 to div. 2009).|
Fashion Designing Career, Net worth & Achievements
To follow her passion, Roy worked with many music videos and magazine publications as a stylist in her early days. Thereafter, she got into a clothing company named “Rocawear” as an intern in order to learn and earn both.
But with her talent and skills, she soon got designated as Creative Director of the company’s Women’s and Children’s Section. Rocawear is the place where she found her first love Demon Dash and started dating him.
In the year 2005, Roy commenced her clothing brand and named it “Rachel Roy Fashion Collection”. In 2009, Damon Dash’s girlfriend expanded her business and entered into other fashion products like cost-effective fashion accessories, footwear, and sportswear.
|Net worth (approx.)||$12 million USD (in December 2019).|
|Annual Earnings/Salary||$2 million – $4 Million US Dollars.|
|Income Source||Fashion Designing Business & Projects.|
|House||Residence in California worth $983,000 USD.|
Rachel received ample success in all the works she got into and in 2006 was honored with Bollywood Industry Awards. She was introduced as a member of the Councils of Fashion Designers in America in 2007. The big-name of the Fashion industry Rachel Roy also made her presence in Teen Vogue and was featured on Oprah Winfrey show.
She started many other businesses with some big names. In 2008, she set up a joint venture with john Apparels. In 2010, Rachel with the well known Singer Estelle initiated a jewelry line and in 2010, she in partnership with Model Jessica Stam came up with capsule collection for her online shopping store Rachelroy.com and for Macy’s store.
Rachel’s ground-breaking brand and film work had also made her acknowledged by AdWeek Media and the LaJolla Fashion Film Festival.
The list of Roy’s work and achievements is quite long. She is also writing columns for InStyle magazine and Huffington Post. Major newspapers and TV channels such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and other countless media are featuring Rachel’s work on their respective platforms.
She has proved her skills as an Author as well and wrote ‘Design Your Life’ in 2015. Recently in 2019 itself, Rachel along with her daughter Ava Dash collectively wrote a novel based on India “96 Words for Love”.
With her determination and hard work, Rachel Roy earned a big reputation in her profession and now has a total Net worth of $12 million US Dollars. Rachel owns a luxury home in California worth – $983,000 and she also owns a royal car Maybach worth $167,000.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
This successful lady has got a nice figure. However, her body measurements are 35-27-36. With a fit and shaped physique weighing 63 Kgs, she stands tall with the height 5 feet 10 inches. Her hair is jet black in color with a glossy texture and has appealing brown eyes.
Rachel Irene Roy follows exercise routine four days a week for 20 to 45 minutes in one go. She also follows a healthy diet with low sugar or sugar-free food. According to reports, Rachel is also very particular about her skincare. She maintains a daily skincare routine in the morning.
|Body Measurements, Breast-Waist-Hips (approx.)||35-27-36.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Rachel Roy
- Rachel’s father was an Indian descendant and used to work as a doorkeeper.
- Rachel’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- It was rumored that musician JayZ and Rachel had an extramarital affair.
- After the bitter fight with Dash, Roy was also granted a three-year preventive order against Dash.
- Rachel Irene Roy is one of the famous American designers who had dressed the most famous and important celebrities in America.
- Damon Dash’s spouse considers Hollywood star ‘Kim Kardashian’ and Oprah Winfrey pal ‘Deepak Chopra’ as her close friends.
- According to Roy, her designs and artwork are highly inspired by Indian culture and she is proud of Indian heritage.
- Apart from being a successful designer, she also puts lots of effort into women’s upliftment and betterment.
- Damon Dash, the former husband of Roy was the former manager and business partner of JayZ.
- Roy started working to earn for her family at the age of 14 and managed to complete her studies side by side.
- The hardworking designer has shared her experiences on major forums from several women empowerment summits to White house.