It’s a shame that Ralph & Russo (the designers that were rumoured to be creating Meghan Markle’s dress for the royal wedding) didn’t get the gig in the end, as their origin story is one of the best we’ve heard.
Before they teamed up, Michael Russo ran a small start-up. One of the staff there was an Aussie called Glen who was sleeping on Russo’s couch.
When another Aussie came to join (Tamara Ralph), Russo also offered her a place to crash. It only took a few days before Glen started to grumble about this newcomer, complaining about what a bitch she was and insisting that she had to go.
Things hit boiling point one morning when Glen burst into the office in an almighty fury, screaming to Russo about what had just happened back at the flat. Glen was so sick of her smoking in their shared space that he took Ralph’s cigarettes and threw them out the window.
Ralph’s response to this? She bit him.
And the rest, as they say, is history.