Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Michael Costello’s SS 2017 Collection combines the romance of Stevie Nicks with the fire of Courtney Love by personifying the rock and roll lady in lace. This season's palette of black, white and richly-toned greys, comes to life through Costello’s choice of silhouettes and use of materials. Floor-length gowns formed by hourglass cutouts and delicate layers of sheer floral lace reference the lines of a bustier and garters as they conceal, reveal and celebrate the female form. Embellished jumpsuits and bellbottom pants are paired with flowing capes and fringe for miles that capture every movement. The elongation of the body is achieved through broad square shoulders, oversized tiered ruffle sleeves and plunging necklines that lead the eye to a narrow waist, tightly cinch with embellished belts.
Each garment is a performance, as they float down the runway with Costello's choice of silks, satins and accents that reflect every facet of rhythm and light. In a collection where each piece appears 10-feet tall, Michael Costello invites the next modern vixen to take her place on the stage.
"Front row at Michael Costello's 2017 Collection photographed by Art Editor Stacy Seiler. Flowing lace gowns, over-szed tiered ruffle sleeves, embellished jumpsuits and exaggerated proportions appear larger than life in this Stevie Nicks meets Courtney Love homage to the rock and roll vixen."