Joe Zee was born on November 23, 1968 in Toronto, Canada. While growing up in Canada, Zee memorized fashion magazine mastheads and studied popular culture with a maniacal zeal. That zeal is what has helped Zee become a popular fashion figure. In 1990, Zee moved to New York to attend FIT and soon became an intern for Polly Mellen at Allure. From there he moved Details and House & Garden. Next Zee was fashion director at W and editor-in-chief of Vitals magazine. Most people are familiar with Zee’s styling work for the Gap’s (Project) RED campaign and his work at Elle magazine.
Joe Zee’s work as creative director at Elle is amazing, but what most people love is his turn on fashion reality shows like The City and Stylista. He was so great on those shows that people outside of the fashion industry started noticing him in public. They would even tell him that seeing him on screen was the reason they bought Elle magazine. It was only a matter of time before he got his own show.
All On The Line premiers on the Sundance channel at 10 pm on March 29th. The show features Zee doing what he does best…showing new designers how to change the clothing lines for the better before they go bust. Fans of The City may remember Zee doing the same thing for Whitney Port and her clothing line. If he acts just like he did on his other reality shows, this show should be a success.
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