Designer Michael Costello‘s not shedding any tears over this yr’s canceled Met Gala, as a result of he believes the funds raised on the expensive profit ought to be going to charities now.
The previous “Mission Runway” star tells us there is no love misplaced between the well-known style gala and him — he is by no means been invited — and he does not perceive the place all the cash from the occasion goes.
The annual New York Metropolis gala’s been round since 1948, and since 2005 it has been held the primary Monday in Could. That may’ve been tonight, however the coronavirus had a unique plan.
Michael says tickets to attend go for $30-50,000 a pop … one thing he suggests is each ridiculous and suspect.
He tells us though he appears to be like ahead to what celebs and designers deliver to the desk yearly, he’d by no means dish out that form of dough to go … and believes it ought to go to serving to individuals in want as an alternative.
That is what Costello’s been doing these days. As we advised you, he is transformed his manufacturing unit right into a mask-producing operation in L.A. to profit frontline employees.
He says he is nonetheless centered on that, and will not even examine in on the digital Met Gala taking place Monday night time on YouTube.
Vogue’s calling it “A Second with the Met” — however Michael will not even give it that a lot time.