There are many paths a young fashion designer can take to achieve fame and fortune. But these paths are often meandering and always challenging. It can take many years for a designer to find their way.
Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra first made a name for themselves as masters of the jersey dress -- perhaps a bit of niche market, but one that they had down cold. We met the eccentric and charming duo a couple of years ago when they were first embarking on their careers. We watched as Anna Wintour took a front row seat at their show, signaling the strong support they have from the fashion establishment.