Creative Director, ELLE Magazine
Joe Zee was appointed ELLE's Creative Director in January 2007 to "build on ELLE's continued success by enhancing the magazine's look and style," said Editor-in-Chief Roberta Myers. The move to ELLE followed many successful years as Fashion Director at W and as Contributing Fashion Editor at Details and House & Garden. He was also Editor-in-Chief of both the men's and women's editions of Vitals.
As a fashion stylist, Zee collaborated on Vanity Fair's March 2006 Hollywood Issue with designer Tom Ford and photographer Annie Leibovitz. Zee has worked with many of the world's leading fashion photographers, including Bruce Weber, Carter Smith, Alexei Hay, Juergen Teller, and Patrick Demarchelier, to name only a few.
Zee is also the talent behind TV and print advertising campaigns
for DKNY, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Sean John, Banana Republic,
H&M, Este Lauder, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Chanel, and Coty, among
many others. He has styled notable campaigns for GAP including
"(PRODUCT) RED", the unforgettable pairing of Madonna and Missy
Elliott and the 35th anniversary campaign with Sarah Jessica
Zee was named one of the Top 15 Stylists in the world by STYLIST (published by Rizzoli and Style.com) and was the New York Post's pick for Top Fashion & Stylist Insider. He has made countless appearances as a fashion expert on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's TODAY show and as a fashion correspondent on the red carpet for Extra. In 2008, Legal Momentum honored Zee for his advancement of women through his creative services.
As a co-author of The ELLEments of Personal Style (Gotham Books), Zee goes behind-the-scenes to bring readers a one-of-kind look at the personal closets, homes, workplaces and favorite spaces of fashion icons, socialites, leaders of business, movie stars, designers, and more.
Zee is featured on Sundance Channel's original fashion series, All On The Line with Joe Zee, where he dispenses his expert advice to struggling designers, helping them succeed in the make-it-or-break-it high stakes fashion industry. All On The Line with Joe Zee is now in its third season.
Zee is based in New York.