"A & V" -- it's almost like one word to any who've met them or just seen their work.
Historical costuming and its influences have always been very strong in our community,
but it was A & V who were among the first to bring it to an OHMIGAWD level. They were equally
adept in the SF/Fantasy realm of costuming, borrowing from the skills they learned while
re-creating long ago fashion. They were always willing to share knowledge, and their panels
at cons were always among the best attended, as folks
hoped some of the magic would rub off.
Adrian passed away in 2000.