Koos van der Akker
Bill Cosby's Sweater Designer Speaks, Tom Ford and Jay-Z Love Each Other, and Fashion Peeps Need a Thesaurus
The Man Behind Bill Cosby's Famous Sweaters: You've probably admired his work your entire life. Now, you can finally meet the man behind the mask--er, sweaters. We talked to Koos van der Akker, Bill Cosby's sweater designer, about his work, his relationship with the lovable comedian, and not meeting his customers. These Fashion Words Need to Be Retired Immediately: We've all been guilty of using them at some point or another, but words like "maj," "everything," "obsessed," and "situation" really need to disappear from fashion vocabulary--sooner rather than later, please. Roaming the City with a Top Model Scout: We hung out with model scout Lanny Zenga of One Management and learned the tricks of the trade--including where scouts go to find new talent. If you're an aspiring model, start haunting these locations, stat!
Bill Cosby, His Sweaters, and the Man Who Made Them
Dutch designer Koos van der Akker gets candid about designing some of Cosby's best sweaters.