Joe Zee was appointed as 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, Joe Zee collaborated on Vanity Fair’s March 2006 Hollywood Issue with designer Tom Ford and photographer Annie Leibovitz. Joe has worked with many of the world’s leading fashion photographers, including Bruce Weber, Juergen Teller, and Patrick Demarchelier, to name only a few.
Joe is also the talent behind the TV and print advertising campaigns for DKNY, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Sean John, Banana Republic, H&M, Estée Lauder, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Chanel, and Coty, among many others. He styled the recent Gap (PRODUCT) RED charitable advertising campaign and other notable past campaigns for the company, including the unforgettable pairing of Madonna and Missy Elliott and the 35th anniversary campaign with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Joe Zee is based in New York.