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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Laina on

Rachel Zoe, I applaud you for putting your family first. It is such a tough decision.

As for the negative people out there, leave it alone. We do not know, nor are we entitled to know Rachel’s family’s private life. She is rescheduling the show for a later date, deal with it.

dp on

i don’t like this woman, she was so obnoxious on her reality show. And her fashion life was the be all end all for her. But i think it’s good that she wants to be with her baby since it is a newborn. But i am surprise that she’s staying home.

Gretchen on

A, love the way it’s okay for Izzie to attack Rachel Zoe, but Izzie is hands off?? Posters get on her and insult new mothers AND their babies with abandon all the time. It is beyond irritating and even disgusting that posters can slam RZ for choosing to postpone (not cancel) her show, likely because she thought it wouldn’t be so difficult to manage since she had little trouble handling things with Skyler. Someone told me that the 2nd child didn’t double the work, that somehow they seemed to triple the work involved. These parents have been quite hands on, and havin waited so long to have children, why should they be insulted, called “irrelevant” (whatever THAT ignorant word means relating to a celeb), rather than complemented for putting their child(ren) first. SMH…what is the matter with some of you?

Lacey on

Shocked, but thrilled to see she puts her children first sometimes.

Nanu 08 on

Good for her for putting her baby first……..

RR on

Even with some negative comments, given she “has experience” with her 2nd child and somehow is expected to have planned better, she made the right decision to cancel her NY FW show even if the investment on the show has no refund and no publicity (as the show will not happen in NY this season, but rather later in LA).

Maybe after having her 2nd child, she realized, “Hey, not planned, but I’ve realized that I can’t leave my 1-month old baby, so everyone else will need to deal. It’s a fashion line that I’ve put my heart and soul into, but it’s not a cure for cancer”.

Sally on

Thank you for setting a great example to young mothers torn between work and mothering. Cheers to Mrs. Zoe!

Kristi on

Good for her. I would rather read about a mother doing this, opposed to her over working herself to the point of a nervous breakdown.

Nikki on

She could be dealing with postpartum depression which she may have not dealt with after her first pregnancy… or it could be another (private) matter concerning herself or the baby. Life happens and the world won’t stop turning because she rescheduled her show. Good for her for making her own decisions.

Aby on

I just recently watched Rachel Zoe Project again. And I’m surprised with the huge change in behavior and temperament of Rachel Zoe.
Before having Skylar, she was always stressed, annoyed and always on the run for her clients. Now that she had children, she had a better overall mood. She laughs alot in the show, not afraid to be somewhat childish or giddy when she’s excited. Anyway, adding kids to her life really added comfort for her and good for her for that.

She probably thought that she could leave her new baby boy for Fashion Week back then when scheduling (based on her old habits and work ethics). But when she already had her second bundle of joy in her arms, she probably just couldn’t leave him behind. Who could blame her for that?

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