Zaldy Goco, a Filipino is one of the top and favorite New York fashion designers today.

Fascinated with fashion at an early age, Zaldy Goco recalls spending hours with his grandmother, who ran her own fashion school in the Philippines.

After studying at Parsons in Los Angeles and the Fashion Insititute of Technology in New York, Zaldy and makeup artist Mathu Anderson kick-started their career in fashion on the nightclub circuit; there, Zaldy's looks caught the eye of event producer Suzanne Bartsch. Bartsch and Zaldy began to work together regularly, and before long, Zaldy and his partner were fixtures at every Bartsch event.

Zaldy Goco has been a part-time designer for the past decade, constructing one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure clothing for himself and the women in his world.

Zaldy exposed his creativity and talent with international cosmetic companies such as Donna Karan, Shiseido, MAC Cosmetics, Lady Miss Kier of Dee-Lite, and RuPaul. Apart from working with fashion icons and dressing global celebrities, many diverse women also enjoy wearing Zaldy's Collection and look to him for custom made, one of a kind pieces.

Zaldy first launched his eponymous line after he began custom-making clothes for clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. More recently, he's styled Britney Spears for the red carpet, Beyoncé for the cover of Vanity Fair and Mary J. Blige for her album The Breakthrough.

Referred to as the stylist to the stars, a model and designer of his own line, Zaldy Goco is described as a self- invented creative genius and calming Swami-like character to even the most stressed celebrities seeking his sartorial services. He was the man behind Gwen Stefani's label LAMB, where he was originally a consultant on the line when it started in 2004 and became head designer in 2005.

The Look

Zaldy is interested in "creating strong pieces that remain approachable and non-threatening or overbearing. Easy and uncomplicated, comfortable without being dull."

Who Wears It

Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Parker Posey, Rufus Wainwright, Mary J. Blige, Jake Shears, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Halle Berry, Hillary Duff, Liv Tyler, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Beyoncé

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