British fashion designer most recognized for her eponymous label Maria Grachvogel.
She was obsessed with design at an early age, creating her first collection when she was 14.
She was put on the radar after designing a $250,000 dress that was hand sewn, incorporating 2,000 diamonds.
She married husband Mike Simcock. The couple had one son in 2010.
One of her most loyal celebrity clients is movie star Angelina Jolie.