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Rebecca Taylor is a New Zealand-born fashion designer based in New York, New York, USA. To Americans, she is probably the most famous New Zealand designer, with her label at US department stores. Her retail outlets include boutiques in Japan. Her company was reported in 2003 as having a US$12 million turnover .
She débuted at New York Fashion Week as part of the Gen Art Styles competition in the late 1990s, before doing her own catwalk show in 1999.
In New Zealand, she attended St Catherine's College in Wellington. She received her initial fashion training as part of a government scheme.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan of Taylor's designs and called the designer personally.
She is married to Wayne Pate, who was introduced to her via mutual friends. Her younger sister, Victoria Taylor, is a nationally known jewellery designer in Wellington, New Zealand, and débuted her Tory Jewellery Company range at one of Rebecca Taylor's catwalk shows in New York.
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