The Only Fashion Name You'll Need

Forget all the trendy designers: Tatiana Kotegova is the real thing—a haute couturist working in St. Peters­burg who has for decades created elegant Chanel- and Balenciaga-like pieces in luxurious fabrics and the occasional fur. A visit to her atelier is like a trip to another time and place. Stop by her second-floor studio in a 19th-century building on the far side of the river, in Petrograd. At 44 Bolshoy Prospekt; 7-812/346-3467;