5 Things You Didn’t Know About Corey Lynn Calter

October 17, 2013

Corey Lynn Calter’s story begins with something of a fashion industry fairytale: as a student at FIT, Calter was spotted in an outfit of her own creation by boutique owner and trendsetting stylist Patricia Field, who asked her to design a line for Field’s East Village shop. Voila! A career was born. From that point, Calter designed for high-end labels, the Joffrey Ballet, Broadway shows and the San Francisco Opera, all of which helped her hone her ability to fit a broad range of shapes and sizes, from opera divas to prima ballerinas. With the launch of her latest line of petite-exclusive styles, Calter once again proves that fit is her thing, designing and tailoring these dresses and separates just for the less-than-statuesque set. In honor of that, we’ve asked her to fill us in on life as it is now, and finding her stylishly ever after.


On Self-Perception: I would describe myself as eclectic, creative and funny. Though it might surprise some to know that I’m also very shy.

On Happiness: Our dog Gilbert arrived under the Christmas tree last year He’s loving and playful and makes me smile everyday. But my favorite part of each day is when I walk in my front door and see my kids.

On Designing: The most rewarding moment of design is when a sketch becomes reality and it looks good. Our samples sewers just finished a romper and it’s SO SO cute.

On Workspace: Our studios are bright and sunny. I always have music going and candles lit (my current favorite scent is Otto by Malin Goetz). We are surrounded by prints and texturesI like to move it all around as much as possible so our eyes stay fresh and inspired.

On Finding the Right Path: I was always inspired by art and design, but I realized quickly that I wasn’t going to be the artist I dreamt of being and all signs pointed toward fashion. I mean, I was buying Victorian booties at age 11“that’s surely a sign!