We let out a collective ‘wow’ when we saw Beyoncé’s Grammy Awards dress! The Michael Costello gown fit Bey’s body like a glove — and now we know why!
In an interview with E!, designer Michael Costello revealed exactly what it took to make Beyoncé look so fab!
“It was incredible! We didn’t have any of her sizes or measurements,” Costello tells us. “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. She looks amazing. I just love the way it all came together. Ty[Bey’s stylist] knew it was going to fit.”
He continues, “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 knew. Ty knew the fit.”
In fact, Ty didn’t have have the fitting until the day of the show! Talk about pressure. Costello tells us the gown took three days to make and wasn’t even finished when Ty came to see how things were going. “The neckline, the back, the hemline was not complete, and we still had to do some of the hand sewing on it,” he tells us.
“We put in a good extra day’s work. We had a great team. I made four other pieces that night for Beyonce, so that Ty had good options.”
As for his inspiration, Costello tells us, “Well, the dress was inspired by New York. The Winter Wonderland in New York. I’ve been obsessed with New York, the culture, the lifestyle. I love visiting the city when it’s covered in snow. I imagined snow falling onto plants, and trees. It was as if snow was falling onto fabric.”
He continues, “When I found the fabric and cut out the leaves and flowers. It all came out together magically. I remember sketching out the dress, and I thought this is exactly how I wanted to do the dress.”