Rodger Berman

Rodger understands why Rachel couldn't say no to Naomi.

on Aug 17, 2010

It’s that time of year when we pack up and go to NYC for Fashion Week. Rach and I planned to have a few days together in the city before the mayhem, but of course she got a phone call that she has to take. Naomi Campbell called to ask Rach to style the Fashion for Relief Haiti show in NYC. I obviously understood that she wanted to take the job – it was for a good cause and you can’t say no to Naomi! That left me with some time to hang in the city, which was nice but I would have rather been spending it with Rachel. That wasn’t going to happen as I know better than to try and make plans with Rachel when she’s this stressed out. As you can see, by not seeing me, the beginning on Fashion Week was very much a solo experience.

I was so proud of her with the outcome of the show. Through everything –- blizzard, shortage of samples and girls not showing up on time –- she pulled it off and it was incredible. I think that McQueen tribute was my favorite part of the show –- everyone had tears in their eyes. The show was a huge success, and raised a ton of money for the Haiti victims. In the end, it was one of the most amazing things that Rachel could be a part of.

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