5 Things You Didn’t Know About Corey Lynn CalterOctober 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 texturesI 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!