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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shanna on

Good job! :-)

patty sullivan on

I am glad she’s staying home with her baby for what ever reason.You can do a whole lot more when you only have one child,it’s harder when you add a second.I am happy for the kids..Why does everyone have to always be so mean about people that have money/stardom.I wish I had money, I don’t ,but I am happy for anyone that does.

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Jane Wells on

Ok, she did not cancel because of her baby-anyone who believes that is DUMB-she canceled because the line is not selling well, its not doing well press wise, and they are out of investors. They do not have the money to produce a show-everyone in the fashion world knows that-Rachel is an absent mother always has been always will -

Frances on

Yes – put your baby first!

Heidi Quayle on

I think its the right decision, of course, but I wonder how she didn’t know the needs of a one month old who was unable to travel at that age, may be a conflict with her fashion show? She has an older child…I’m guessing she could have realized the dates won’t add up, maybe a little earlier than now!

c.a. on

That’s really interesting. I’m wondering which demographic buys her clothes. Really not sure who it is. I am a 30-something “Last call sale” shopper. I want clothes that look nice and are wearable to my kid’s school and out and about. Having followed her collection, I really don’t find around 95% of her collection that practical or nice looking so would understand if the baby excuse is really a ruse to cover up bad sales. I would justify spending a lot on a nice pair of shoes or classic Hermes scarf. I really don’t see the value for the price tag of the Rachel Zoe brand items. Just my 2 cents.

Teknosbeka on

Giving working moms a bad name.

Allison on

Family first. Kudos Rachel!

Carrie on

She made a wise decision, not only for the baby, but also for her own health. I saw some of her clothing in a store recently. She will do fine.

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