Q&A with Joe Zee at Valentino
ELLE's Creative Director Talks to SocialMiami
SocialMiami's Amanda Del Duca sat down with Joe Zee to talk ELLE, Miami style, Victoria Beckham and a little bit of charity.
AD: Elle is known for representing the sexy, trendy woman. What fall trends should the sexy, trendy Miami woman follow?
High, hot, sexy, platform, peep- toe shoes, love. I love that look right now and everyone here has hot tan legs! And I love the Valentino leopard bag. Dying for the leopard bag.
AD: Totally, animal print is everywhere. What is your favorite part of your job?
I love every part. Because every single day is completely different and I am always traveling, the variety makes it really fun. I just flew here from Chicago for Oprah,I am here in Miami today and tomorrow I’ll be in LA for an ELLE cover photo shoot.
I can’t tell you! But I can say that she looks amazing.
AD: What style or certain designer comes to mind when you think of Miami?
[laughs] Tonight, Valentino.
AD: Any chances for an insider look at ELLE magazine like Vogue’s September Issue documentary?
R.J. Cutler, the director, is a personal friend of mine and he did a phenomenal job. I don’t know if we could do any better, so no plans right now.
AD: Did you style the October ELLE issue with Victoria Beckham?
I did. Did you like it?
AD: Yes, it is my favorite. The high-waisted bathing suit, I died.
I had it made with Diane Von Furstenberg. That was my classic iconic look for her. Only she can pull that off, hot and sexy, chic and all about fashion. I’m so glad you liked it.
AD: It was amazing...Of course, tonight some of the proceeds support the Rally for Kids with Cancer. There's a growing trend where fashion and philanthropy blend together, what are your thoughts?
AD: Are there any charities in particular you support?
ELLE supports multiple charities. I support GLAAD, but in general I just try to help where I can.