When you’re the designer who dresses Beyoncé for the Grammy Awards the year she takes home three Grammy’s, you can feel pretty good about your odds at having a bright future in fashion. But even long before creating that career-changing iconic white lace dress for Queen Bey herself, fashion designer Michael Costello was already putting himself on the map as an up-and-coming fashion designer. In fact, at the ripe young age of fifteen Costello opened his first store in Palm Springs. And it’s just that type of drive and dedication that has kept Michael Costello on the track to designer stardom, collecting fans across the globe along the way. And if you thought being a designer is where the fun ends for Costello, you’d be sorely mistaken. In fact, after appearing on the eighth season of the hit Bravo show Project Runway and coming in fourth place, Costello then competed as part of Project Runway All Stars and came in as the second runner up, making him a huge fan favorite and a bonafide reality T.V star in his own right. This creative designer really should be celebrated all through the year, but with the holidays among us, we couldn’t think of anyone better to put at the top of our “nice list”. And just in case you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t familiar with his many talents, we thought we’d share the joy that is designer Michael Costello with you today as an early holiday gift.
The Michael Costello Esthetic
So what is Michael Costello’s fashion esthetic all about, and what makes him such a style magnet for fashion loving celebrities like Céline Dion, Toni Braxton, Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers, Faye Dunaway, Florence Henderson, Cardi B, Kylie Jenner Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj to name a few? Well, for starters, there is no denying that the iconic Beyoncé lace dress fit her to the tee. Michael Costello has certainly garnered a reputation for making women all over the world feel beautiful, embracing their curves, and being themselves. Whether you’re in the market for beautiful gowns, a wedding dress, or even jumpsuits, rompers, and tops, the Palm-Springs based designer is a definite go-to. But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at some of the young designer’s yourself. The Terri Gown with it’s head-to-tow sequin embellished fabric and ruched side design will turn heads in every room. The glamorous padded shoulders and high slit have Dynasty written all over it. In fact, you can pair it with statement earrings and stiletto heels for a look nobody will forget. But it doesn’t all have to be about the floor-length gown. In fact, Michael Costello has as many fans of his pants and tops as he does his special occasion wear. For instance, the Casandra Pant is a perfect example of how to show up in style on the daily! The orange striped flare leg style pant with a hidden back zipper closure is super flirty, fun, and versatile. Looking for a curated summer look? We got you covered. Simply pair these pants with the matching Cassandra Top, and finish the look with your favorite wedges or white heels. Looking for a good ol’ fashioned romper (with a twist)? Then you’re going to want to slip into the eye-popping metallic goodness behind the Harley Romper, with its waist tie detail, padded shoulders, and zip fly with hook and bar closure. This bronze-colored baby pairs great with gold or metallic fashion hoops and heels. For the brides-to-be out there who want to stand out on their special day, a Michael Costello wedding dress is going to be the recipe for success. Gorgeous, flattering, and always distinctive, you will undoubtedly be the bell of the ball on your wedding day. One of our favorites? Glad you asked! This special made-to-order Plunging Tulle Ball Gown is a show stopper. And don’t worry, your handsome guy won’t be left out on your wedding day, or any black tie affair for that matter. With the Costello Menswear collection available, Michael Costello bow ties are now a thing!
So, whether you’re a long time fan of Michael Costello, or more of a newbie to the iconic designer, you’ll find that the fashion guru truly has something special to offer. And for a designer who started creating as a teenager, his commitment to making his muses feel beautiful and distinctive is undeniable. The best news? The Palm Springs based designer isn’t going anywhere anytime soon (except for up), so you can be sure you’ll be able to enjoy many seasons of exciting new Michael Costello dresses, gowns, wedding dresses, pants, and tops alike. Now that’s what we call a Christmas miracle.