Backstage at Michael Costello During NYFW

During New York Fashion Week, there were a few shows that I was particularly excited for. The Michael Costello Runway Show was on the top of the list! I nearly cried when I got the invite to see him at Moynihan Station on Thursday, September 8th.

As a self-taught designer, he went on to become a finalist in two separate seasons of Project Runway. I have watched him dress A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé and the Kardashians. His clothes are meant to make women feel beautiful, which you can clearly see below.

At the show, I sat directly behind a few cast members of the popular E! reality show WAGS. A number of other reality stars were in the crowd such as Summer Rae, Paris Hilton, and Dorothy Wang from Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

I loved the deep purple hue that Michael Costello used through the line even adding it into the makeup of the models. The biggest surprise was seeing Tyson Beckford strut down the runway in an iridescent suite. The crowd started cheering at the first sight of Tyson hitting the runway.

While it was hard to shoot the actual show, you can see the full Spring Summer 2017 collection here. I listed a few of my favorite looks. With the help of Ty  “MrVocabTV” Hill, here are some shots of Michael Costello and guest backstage.

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Michael Costello
Michael Costello
Michael Costello and WAGS stars Nicole, Natalie, and Olivia
Michael Costello and WAGS stars Nicole, Natalie, and Olivia
Tyson Beckford at Michael Costello New York Fashion Week Show
Tyson Beckford with Michael Costello
Backstage of Michael Costello NYFW show
Singer Caroline Vreeland and Creative Director Shea Marie of Same Swim


  1. This is such a great post! I can’t get over how cool it is that you got to see these shows, and I love Michael Costello’s designs! I would easily wear any of those dresses, especially the first red gown! Also I got to meet Tyson Beckford at Puma years ago and he’s the sweetest!

    Chow Down USA

  2. I used to be obsessed with watching Project Runway and remembered loving Michael Costello. He makes such incredible gowns. These photos are great. The show sounded amazing. So wonderful that you got to go and experience it. 🙂 I’ve mostly seen Canadian designers like Mackage at Toronto Fashion Week, but would love to see Michael Costello’s collection in person on the runway some day.


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