Emmy Award winner Michael Costello is one of the most prominent celebrity fashion designers in the world.
A self-taught prodigy, Costello earned recognition early on by producing designs that transcend the traditional silhouettes seen as standard in women’s fashion — upending an industry that did not previously cater to body positivity.
Fashion came naturally to Costello. At age 2, he scribbled dresses on his bedroom walls, and by age 15, he opened his first store in downtown Palm Springs. While many fans recognize Costello from Lifetime’s Project Runway franchise, his collections have received international praise.
From the Grammys to the Oscars, Costello’s exquisite dresses, ball gowns, suits, and caftans dominate every prestigious red carpet award show. His thoughtful, cutting-edge designs have garnered the attention of stars like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Kate Hudson and have been featured in Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, New York Times Fashion, Harper’s Bazaar, and California Apparel News.
Several of Costello’s dresses are also on display in the On the Red Carpet exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The Michael Costello brand has secured its place in the fashion industry as one of the decade’s most sought-after labels. Costello’s appreciation for femininity and passion for pushing boundaries are exemplified in every stitch, appliqué, and material featured in his work. He continues to dazzle the world with mesmerizing designs that define modern apparel.