Michael Costello is an American Couture Fashion Designer of Greek and Italian descent. Also the first ever American rom (gypsy) Fashion designer. He is 29 years old and a father of two. He was featured on Project Runway season 8, finishing in 4th place, and he was a Project Runway All-Star season 1 finalist. Michael showed his collection at Mercedez Benz Fashion week in 2010.
Michael is already ahead of the game and has something above most designers in his category, because he was born with his talent and never went to school to learn how to drape or sew. When he was only 14, Michael made his first couture collection with lipstick productions of Los Angeles, a fashion show production company earning him a fashion review and listing in Vogue Magazine’s article, ” Los Angeles’ Hidden Talent” and a write up from editor in chief of Glue Magazine Laurie Pike. Michael has been designing since the age of four years old and at age 15, he opened his first boutique in Palm Springs, CA, and being self taught, was told he was qualified to attend FIDM. He was offered a teaching job instead by guidance counselor Bon-Marie on how to drape and sew naturally. He opted to take a one-year internship with Bob Mackie instead! After his year-long internship, Michael, then 16, took a job designing clothes for Clare’s collection, famous for their red carpet and pageant gowns. Michael felt right at home designing and hasn’t slowed his role since.