New York-based Costello Tagliapietra is a design house worth knowing about. Founded about ten years ago by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, the design duo debuted their collection during New York Fashion Week for the Spring 2005 collections. The label has since been somewhat of best-kept secret for fashion’s in-the-know, but this doesn’t mean Costello and Tagliapietra haven’t been without industry-wide praise. In fact, they were welcomed with great reviews, the 2005 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and two consecutive years as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. Their collections of beautifully draped fabrics, smartly tailored dresses, and well-constructed jackets speak for themselves.