Beyoncé totally stole the show at the Grammys 2014 in that killer white cut-out frock, and now the gown’s designer has stepped forward to let us in on what it’s like to dress pop’s sexiest megastar.
Michael Costello, designer and star of US show Project Runway, has been spilling all of the details about Bey’s barely-there perforated showstopper to E! News – including the fact that it was a teeny tiny size 6.
‘It was incredible!’, he gushed. ‘We didn’t have any of her sizes or measurements. The dress was just made to fit a sample mannequin. It’s smaller than a size 4. She is tiny! That dress is at least a 2/4 (UK size 6/8). She looks amazing. I just love the way it all came together.’
He continued: ‘At first I was a little concerned with the pieces I gave. Maybe it needs to be smaller or bigger? When you send something to Beyoncé, you’re just a little concerned, but Ty [her stylist] knew. Ty knew the fit.’
The fancy floor-sweeper took three days to make, with Michael admitting he had prepared four different options for the singer to try on in advance.
‘We had a great team’, Costello continued. ‘I made four other pieces that night for Beyoncé, so that her stylist, Ty, had good options. The dress was inspired by New York and Winter Wonderland there.’
‘I’ve always been obsessed with the culture and lifestyle of New York. I love visiting the city when it’s covered in snow, and I wanted it to look as if snow was falling onto fabric.’
Bey’s dress will get its second airing at New York Fashion Week on February 8 when it makes its runway debut during Costello’s show.
By Robyn Munson