Joe Zee

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Joe Zee (born November 23, 1968)[1] is a Hong Kong-born Canadian fashion stylist, journalist, and businessman. He was a stylist and was creative director of Elle from January 2007[2] until April 2014 when he took a position as "editor-in-chief and executive creative officer" of Yahoo Style.[3]

Zee was born in Hong Kong and moved to Toronto at 1 year old where he grew up. He stepped into fashion in 1990, at age 22 and ultimately moved to New York City enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Technology.[4]

He was described in a New York Times profile as a leader in the mass market and digital transformation of fashion: "a chatty and approachable ambassador of fashion who has aggressively thrust himself in front of hoi polloi using Twitter, blogs, v-logs and — most visibly — television."[5]

He was a recurring character as boss of the reality series The City.

Zee hosts All on the Line, a fashion series on the Sundance Channel. In each episode, Zee acts a business consultant to a designer who is struggling.[6] He appeared on an episode of Ugly Betty and "Mistresses" as himself.

He is the author of the forthcoming book That's What Fashion Is: Lessons and Stories from My Nonstop, Mostly Glamorous Life in Style (2015).

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  1. ^ "The Daily Celebrates Joe Zee's Birthday". Retrieved 06/09/11.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Clehane, Diane. "So What Do You Do, Joe Zee, Creative Director, Elle?". MediaBistro. MediaBistro Inc. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Duggan, Leeann. "Joe Zee Leaves Elle For Yahoo". Refinery 29. Refinery 29. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Rubin, Nadine (9 September 2008). "The Celeb Whisperer". New York Post. 
  5. ^ Williams, Alex (16 March 2011). "Fashion's Ambassador: Joe Zee". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Feiereisen, Sharon (2011-03-29). "Joe Zee is Back with New Reality TV Show". The Fashion Spot. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 

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