C&T Costello Tagliapietra founders Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra — two self-taught, working-class, and fearless designers — have been a team since 1994, when they collaborated on a music video for Madonna. In 2005, Costello and Tagliapietra officially debuted their eponymous, flagship clothing label Costello Tagliapietra and instantly won a following among the fashion elite, including A-list celebs such as Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie. C&T Costello Tagliapietra, the duo's ready-to-wear diffusion line, features dozens of elegant dresses like the V-neck wrap dress, a softly draping number in peacock blue, and the sleeveless twist-front wrap dress in orange lava. Based in NYC, Costello Tagliapietra has designed a collection of knit dresses for the Japanese brand Uniqlo and twice been a finalist for the prestigious CFDA/<i>Vogue</i> Fashion Fund.
LBDs are a year-round must, and what better place to turn to for the ultimate wardrobe classic than covetable names like Vera Wang and Mark + James? You’ll find incredibly elegant iterations of the classic wardrobe staple here, not mention an array of equally stunning designer dresses rendered in ruffled persimmon silk, soft ivory eyelet, and digital-printed chiffon.
With the same expert craftsmanship as their high-end line, designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra present their equally exquisite contemporary collection, C & T. From romantic jewel tones and silky jersey knits to flattering cuts and artful draping, it's all here in this exciting sale. And with so many unique details — cowl-necks, wrap ties, rich floral prints — any of these dresses could be your next go-to.
Preppy-chic tartans. Artful shibori. Vibrant animal prints. Who says playful patterns are just for the warmer months? Liven up the winter season with everything from mini skirts and wrap dresses to trousers and tops, from much-loved labels like Tucker and Isabel Lu. Go wild!
Heading straight from your desk to drinks? A quick flip of accessories and a few smart styling tricks will make your 9-to-5 wardrobe look instantly ready for a 5-to-9 fête. Start with a simple, well-tailored dress, then accessorize to the hilt. Check out more of my tips to go from work to cocktails in a flash, then shop the sale below to bring new definition to the term "work it." Even more exciting? Gilt will donate $5 per dress for the first 2,000 dresses sold to Dress for Success Worldwide. <br /> —TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director