Michael Costello hails from Palm Springs, California, where he opened his first boutique at the age of 15. His work has been cited on Vogue while celebrities like Toni Braxton, Paulina Rubio and Paris Hilton have sought him out. This fashion designer became known for being one of the four finalists in season 8 of Project Runway. He created his own line for Fashion Week but was eliminated on the first part of the season finale. He has since continued his work in the industry, focusing on Michael Costello Couture. In 2011, Lifetime announced that Michael would be one of the contestants on Project Runway All Stars.