Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Costello Tagliapietra - their meaty paws and delicate dresses

If you haven't heard of a designer duo Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello and their label Costello Tagliapietra, don't be surprised. I didn't either until I read about them in this article in NY Post. They don't look like fashion designers, do they? It's funny how we always have pre-conceived images in our minds how fashion designers should look when in truth that has no bearing in their ability to make beautiful clothes. Costello Tagliapietra's dresses are truly exquisite and elegant, and they are made by two guys who look like lumberjacks. Even Costello says, "I still don't understand how we do these delicate dresses with such meaty paws." The writer of the article and various fashion insiders wonder why they aren't more famous, after all they were disvered by Vogue, beloved by Madonna, displayed at the Met. The boys themselves don't know why. However, I'm sure their huge success will soon arrive.

"Their current intern - coincidentally, they say - looks exactly like they do: a burly, bearded young man in jeans, a flannel shirt and suspenders, more rustic lumberjack than refined couturier." Don't you just love that?


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