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Rachel Roy on the Only 'Celebrity' She Cares About Dressing

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Rachel Roy is on the long list of designers declining to take part in the Fashion Week circus this season (she's opting for a digital show instead). As Styleite points out, no presentation at the tents means no celebrities advertising sitting on her catwalk's front row. Apparently, Roy is cool with that because her line doesn't "pursue celebrities." And yet there's one sort-of-celeb that she's pretty OK with dressing:

"Michelle Obama is definitely a dream to dress, in terms of well-known people. Several reasons, but one of the [biggest] is that she's so heavily scrutinized. For a woman that is so scrutinized to choose your product and what you're offering means that she feels confident, strong, pulled-together—everything that I'm striving for—without her even saying a word, just by her making a choice. So it's the biggest compliment I can get. I think she's so pitch perfect with both the interior and exterior, so it literally makes my day, week, and month."
· Rachel Roy On Going Digital, Dressing MObama, And Runway Diversity [Styleite]
· Rachel Roy: "A Shoe That Is 100% Sexy Isn't Modern" [Racked]