Rachel Roy (born January 15, 1974) is an American fashion designer and philanthropist who was born and raised in California.
Roy was born on January 15, 1974 in California. She was raised with her brother Rajendra Roy, now the Chief Film Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is of mixed racial ancestry, her mother is Dutch and her father is Indian.
Rachel Roy grew up in California, and attended Seaside High School along the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. She attended Columbia Union College and Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland majoring in Liberal Arts. Roy graduated in 1996. After graduation, she moved to New York to continue her work in retail, as well as work as a stylist.
Roy has two daughters with Damon Dash, Ava born December 7, 1999 and Tallulah born May 14, 2008. She and Dash were married from 2005 to 2009. In 2011, there was speculation that she and Dwight Freeney were dating.
Rachel's first job in fashion was at a Contempo Casuals clothing outlet in her hometown at age 14. After college, she came to New York City, where she worked as a stylist for magazines and music videos. She became an intern at the urban fashion line...