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Obsession of the Week: The Fashion Bears of Costello Tagliapietra

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Over the course of several past Fashion Weeks it's come to our attention that in contrast to the flouncy, feminine womenswear design duo Costello Tagliapietra produce, their shows are often populated by men. Big, strapping, bearded, plaid-clad, jeans-wearing men. These dudes—"fashion bears" is probably an appropriate term—often look like slightly less-extreme versions of Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra themselves.

Inspired, we threw together a not-comprehensive album of hirsute attendees at Friday's show. They're pretty cute; they all seem to know each other; and they definitely keep it in the family. Though Philip Crangi wasn't in attendance (not to worry, we saw him like 12 minutes later at Chelsea Market), his Giles & Brother jewelry was all over the models. And check the last picture in our gallery—that's Steve Dumain of Be & D. And, Be & D created the show's shoes in collaboration with the bears Costello and Tagliapietra.
· Costello Tagliapietra [Official Site]
· All fashion week coverage [Racked]