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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paradisamama on

Im pleasently suprised to hear a mom actually taking responsibility for her child.

lip on

Good for you! Enjoy your time as a new mother! You deserve it as much as any other mother out there does! You are at the top of your game career-wise and a break won’t take away your talent! Congrats!

Izzie on

Playing the new mom card, huh? This isn’t even close to the reason since she knew her child would be a month old when she committed to the show AND she isn’t a first-time mom. Convenient excuse she is using to garner sympathy and understanding.

Luli on

This makes me like her :)

Ariel on

Love a mom putting her baby first.

Brittany on

Izzie, were you going? My goodness! Celerities are damned if they, damned if they dont! I applaud her decision and respect it as well. Congrats to her on her new bundle of joy! Now I want her to have a girl!

didi on

I’m inclined to agree with Lizzie. Unless thebaby has special needs.

JR on

You plan for Fashion Week like you plan for a pregnancy. There’s more to this. I hope everything is okay with the health of the baby and not being used for just an excuse. Huge deal to cancel this close to the finish line for NYC Fashion Week.

annie on

the son is just an excuse. she probabky got alot of flak for the collection. when have kids ever posed a problem for these celebs that travel via private jets??

Hmm on

I am super impressed by this news. I have always liked her. She seems genuinely nice and the fact that she puts her family first speaks volumes. Good for her.

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