Beyonce’s Grammy dress designed by Michael Costello, former Palm Springs resident

January 27th, 2014 | by Xochitl Pena | Comments


HuffPost Live talks Beyoncé’s dress at the 3:30 mark in this video.

Beyonce poses in the photo room at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA --    Photo by Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY contract photographer

Beyonce poses in the photo room at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY contract photographer

Lots of Grammy buzz Monday focused on Beyoncé and husband Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” duet, but also turning some heads was the white lace, barely-there couture gown she changed into after her Sunday performance.

It was considered by many a showstopper and the man responsible was former Palm Springs designer Michael Costelllo. He now lives in Los Angeles.

 

GRAMMY AWARDS: Red carpet and on-stage photos

Costello became a local household name when he made it to the final four in Season 8 of Project Runway, earning the judges respect for his impeccable draping skills. He then went on to appear in the first incarnation of Project Runway All Stars in 2012 making it to the final three.

During both seasons, the designer hosted public and private viewing parties at various places in the desert and has become a popular staple at Fashion Week Palm Desert inviting a rotating roster of friends from the reality show to join him.

This year for the “Superstarts of Runway Show” on March 19, Costello will showcase his men’s and women’s line and brings with him Runway alum Uli Herzner, Viktor Luna, Irena Shabayeva, Helen Castillo and Ari Southiphong — formerly known as Andy South.

Though Beyonce’s dress probably the most talked about on the runway, Costello did help dress a couple of other notable ladies – Skylar Gray wore a nude leather mermaid dress while Tamar Braxton wore a red strapless one.


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