Rebecca Taylor On How To Flatter Your Figure + Her Fall Fashion Favorites!
Fashion frontrunner Rebecca Taylor gives us the scoop on fall fashion, famous clientele, and her style mishaps.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, the undeniably talented Rebecca Taylor arrived in New York City with a few hundred dollars in her pocket in the ’90s. Today, she helms her own successful fashion line. It’s known for its feminine silhouettes and city chic patterns. Celebrity clientele includes Alexa Chung, Reese Witherspoon, and Catherine Middleton — they’ve all been spotted sporting Taylor’s flirty designs.
We chatted with the designer about her very first experiences in the fashion world; her fall must haves, and the timeless piece you need to own.
Betty Confidential: What was your first job and what steps did you take to move up from there?
Rebecca Taylor: I worked as an assistant at a New York-based fashion label (Cynthia Rowley) when I first came to the US from New Zealand. I met my business partner, Beth Bugdaycay, at the company and we started the RT line after a few years. It was a lot of hard work and late hours to get things up and running, but it paid off.
BC: What did your first experiences as a designer teach you about the fashion world?
RT: Since I started, I am constantly reminded how important teamwork is. Each collection and fashion show wouldn’t be possible without all of the departments in our company working together.
Rebecca’s personal style icons, her must-haves for fall and more!