As the creative director of ELLE, Joe Zee has become a front-row staple in the worldwide Fashion Week circuit. Zee has branched out from print to incorporate digital media as well as find time for his own reality show, All On the Line. Glam caught up with the busy fashion force at the American Express Skybox at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to find out how he manages his fashion week schedule and what industry he would choose if he made a career change.
How have you been holding up during Fashion Week?
I don’t know. Just getting enough rest, I guess. Skipping the after parties, going home, and getting home on time – it lets me have a clearer head to see clothes.
How many shows have you gone to so far?
So far not too many – I have a photo shoot on Saturday. I don’t know, maybe a good twenty or thirty. You know, I see hundreds every season, like a thousand, so for this is nothing.
What’s in your Fashion Week survival kit?
Protein shakes, always. Protein shakes from Juice Generation – I drag everybody with me to stop and drink protein shakes with me.
What’s the chicest place in New York?
You can’t beat Lincoln Center!
If you weren’t involved in fashion, what would be your career choice?
Well lately I think I want to be a chef. But I’d probably end up a caterer.