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.
Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello (born in Bristol, Pennsylvania) and Robert Tagliapietra (born in New York). 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.
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.
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher
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