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Rachel Zoe Drops Out of Fashion Week at the Last Minute to Spend More Time With Her Baby

02/03/2014 at 12:45 PM ET

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With only ten days to go until her scheduled New York Fashion Week presentation, Rachel Zoe is dropping a may-jah bombshell: She’s canceling the show in order to remain with her newborn son in L.A.

Zoe, who welcomed Kaius Jagger in late December, sent an email to ticket holders apologizing for the last-minute cancellation and promising to reschedule for a later date in L.A. But as she explained to WWD, she just couldn’t make the show work with the needs of a one-month-old.

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“While I look forward to New York Fashion Week each season, I’ve made the difficult decision to move our fall 2014 runway show from Feb. 13 in New York to a later date in Los Angeles,” she told the fashion publication. “As a new mother, my newborn son is too young to travel with me, and I’m unable to leave him for the amount of time required to appropriately prepare for the show in New York.”

Market appointments will still take place on Feb. 10, when buyers will have a chance to check out the collection, which she described as “French bohemia with mod elements.”

What do you think of Zoe’s last-minute cancellation? Are you excited to see the collection?

–Alex Apatoff

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pashforfash on

Izzie are you a mother? It’s safe to assume you’re not.
Pretty sure Rachel knew her infant would be a month old at the launch of the show. Not rocket science on any one’s part when calculating.
Sometimes you think you’re capable of something and you get to that point and you just cant follow through. Perhaps she underestimated just how much she needed to be away? No doubt she made the right decision though as her baby needs her. She merely rescheduled. If you have such trouble identifying with that situation I would think twice when coming to a decision on procreating.

Andrea on

Baloney! I saw her so-called “fashion line” on her series last year, and it was horrible! Very cheap looking, tacky, and not stylish at all.

Tazmara on

A lot of people say nasty things about this lovely woman, not sure why. She’s never anything but kind and pleasant to everyone. She’s a great mom to Skyler and now is putting her other son first as well. Cut the lady some slack!

CJ on

Good for her! Mom’s shouldn’t have to choose between work and their children so often and should NEVER feel bad for saying NO to work. Babies grow fast, enjoy them and spend as many moments as you can with them. They will never be as small as they are today!

MaybeBaby on

Maybe, just maybe, she did plan to do the show when she knew full well her baby would be a month old. And maybe she made a mistake. The important thing is not matter why or how she got to this place, she is doing the right thing. Good for you, Rachel Zoe!

c.a. on

I agree that she should stay with her baby. However, odd that she chose to cancel so very late in the game.

Judy on

She did the right thing….family is everything.

sedinacobbs on

Good for you congratulations.

La La on

Is she even relevant anymore?

indianagirl on

It’s nice to see her putting her family needs first, as they will outlast any season’s collection. It will definitely keep me as a customer!

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