Husband Robert Tagliapietra
Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello (born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, January 15) and Robert Tagliapietra (born in New York, August 14).
Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Costello moved to New York during his teenage years and began his career in fashion by designing clothing for a variety of downtown actresses and musicians. In 1994, he met partner, New York native and Parson`s School of Design graduate, Robert Tagliapietra and together they created Costello Tagliapietra.
Spring 2005 marked the premier of the Costello Tagliapietra collection on the New York runways. The designers went on to win the 2005 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and presented their second well-received collection, of twenty—four looks, in which Style.com called "expertly executed." Costello Tagliapietra were named finalists of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund both in 2005 and 2006. In the summer of 2006, both designers were elected to the CFDA.
Playing with the tension between fabric, drape and silhouette, the designers created a unique vision, both elegant and timeless, that borders on the couture in technique and process. Robert and Jeffrey were both taught at an early age by their grandmothers the finer points of tailoring. Both grandmothers, coincidentally, worked for Norman Norell in the l960`s. As children, the designers learned couture techniques in patternmaking and construction. And through their years of creating custom wardrobes for private clients. they honed their skills at designing the perfect fitting garment.
The Costello Tagliapietra collection is sold at Barneys New York and select specialty boutiques worldwide.
Costello Tagliapietra’s recent collaboration with UNIQLO is also currently available around the world.
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