Kim Kardashian's Close Friends "Competing" to Look Best at Kanye West Wedding, Says Designer Michael Costello

Celebrity Style May. 21, 2014 AT 12:15PM
Brittny Gastineau, Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty; JB Lacroix/WireImage.com; Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty

Marie Antoinette would approve! Designer Michael Costello tells Us Weekly Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding guests will fit in perfectly with the grandeur and romance of the stars' upcoming nuptials in Paris, France and Florence, Italy.

Costello has been tapped to custom-design gowns for Kardashian's guests, namely her inner circle, Brittny Gastineau, Larsa Pippen, Blac Chyna, and Carla Dibello. The designer, who's created custom looks for Beyonce and Britney Spears, tells Us he was "kind of shocked" that the girls first approached him to design their wedding weekend looks.

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"They were all competing [when they first came in]!" Costello tells Us. "They are all stunning, all the girls. They could all be models, literally." Costello says he was "so excited" to meet close Kardashian pal Pippen (wife of NBA legend Scottie Pippen). "She's beautiful," gushes the designer. "Her body is so curvy. If I was a girl, I would want to have Larsa's body."

Kardashian's close gal pals are very excited to attend the star-studded nuptials, Costello says. "They wanted to look their best," Costello recalls to Us of the group. "I think they just all want to show up and shut it down. They want to be there for Kim, but they want to look their absolute best."

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Though Kardashian has allowed her fiance West to take over most of the wedding planning, the reality star did give the girls insight on the evening's aesthetic. "They had a few specifics of what they were looking for," Costello recalls of what the guests requested.

Even with the details provided, there is still an element of secrecy involved. "We're not just making one dress, we're making two for each girl," the designer says. Costello believes Kardashian has been telling her pals to "not to say EXACTLY what it's for, but I think they have a nice direction of what they are going for and I think it's going to be very romantic."

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As for the actual gowns? "They're all very romantic, really beautiful, structured silhouettes," Costello tells Us, adding that the pieces created are "Marie Antoinette-like."

The designer explains, "Some of the fabrics were very similar -- a little lace detailing [in addition to] things that were close to black or red were definitely specified in the designs." He adds, "Each dress is totally different from the other one. They have very similar shapes. I would say the mermaid silhouette definitely takes place a lot in the dresses we are doing."

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"There's one dress that one of the girls is going to be wearing, we're actually working on it right now, it probably took a week just to get all the lace embroidery right," he explains. "One of the other dresses we made was literally made in four hours. Then, there's some other dresses that are very intricate. Carla's dress is absolutely stunning -- the whole entire dress is hand-made, hand-corsetted, hand-lined, and it has tons of hand beadwork into it."

It turns out the fabric used for one of Kimye's guests has only been used for special celebrities like Spears, Bey at the 2014 Grammys, and Jordin Sparks. "It's a very special fabric we did for our MT Costello line and we brought it out to use it in one of the designs for one of the guests attending."

"All of the looks are very enchanting," Costello concludes. "They have a very romantic feeling."

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