Happy birthday, Rachel Roy! Today we’re toasting to the chicness of the fashion designer, who turns 41 today. The designer, who boasts a list of swank clientele that includes Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, and Kim Kardashian, was voted the Ultimate Celebrity Do-Gooder in our 2014 Social Media Awards—Roy is always sending along positive vibes and inspiration to her Twitter followers.
The California native ventured to New York after graduating college in 1996 to pursue a career in fashion and styling, eventually landing a gig as a creative director at Rocawear, overseeing their women’s and children’s divisions. She launched her eponymous fashion label in 2005, and was inducted into the CFDA in 2007.
For the past decade, she’s been setting the trends on and off the runway—cheers to her birthday! Celebrate by taking a look through her most stylish ensembles.