>> Is Jessica Stam taking the Erin Wasson route to design? Just like Wasson first got exposure to the design process while working with Alexander Wang (and has since launched LowLuv and her short-lived RVCA collaboration), Stam has been dipping her toes into design, creating a pair of Repetto oxfords for the brand's 60th anniversary in 2008 and then consulting with Marcus Wainwright and David Neville on their Spring 2010 Rag & Bone collection.
Her latest endeavor — four pieces for Rachel Roy's lower-priced line, RACHEL Rachel Roy — launches this month at Macy's. "I had full creative control," Stam told Marie Claire of her designs, which include a boxy checked sweater, a pair of jeans with buttons at the ankles, a quilted bag, and a belt. "But Rachel really stressed that whatever I made should be something I'd want to see my friends in." As for whether she might design her own collection in the future, Stam remained coy: "No comment."