Michael Costello is doing the Lord’s work. Like his fellow Project Runway alumnus Christina Siriano, Michael has converted his LA fashion business into a mask-making factory to help fight that COVID-19 bitch. Michael’s making both medical-grade and non-medical grade face masks. He’s donating them to essential medical workers and people on the streets. He’s also selling them on his site (for every mask sold, he’ll donate two more to any hospital the customer chooses), and is asking people to help out and partner with him.
Michael’s goal is to do as much as possible to hit L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti’s call for 5 million masks. And for someone with as many connections as Michael, you’d think the celebs would be lining up to lend a helping hand, right? Well, not all of them, according to Michael’s Instagram.
Here’s his call-out post:
A big congratulations to “petty bitch” Michael! There’s nothing more satisfying than serving your very own “Big mistake…Big! Huge!” moment! And seriously, a big F You to the celebs leaving him on “read”. That kind of behavior should be reserved for casual hook-ups and online dating douchebags. And even then, it’s not very polite.
Here’s Michael explaining how and why he and his team are making these masks:
And an informative Instagram post from the beginning of the month:
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Hello everyone! ❤️The donations link is now up in my bio❤️ for those of you who would like to help join our movement. For the past month, I temporarily closed my fashion business downtown LA. I was self-isolating at home, feeling broken and helpless. I realized that if I couldn’t do what I used to do, I should still do what I can, utilizing my time and talent as a designer to help those in need. In just a few weeks, my team and I have made over 3200 masks. Those masks have been donated to over 45 hospitals and essential organizations, and more are going out daily! I have been self-funding this project and now, I need your help in helping us continue our efforts by making more. On behalf of the entire Michael Costello mask-making team, I want to thank every single one of you for giving us hope. We want to do what we can to maximize our efforts by donating masks to every single hospital staff, emergency responders and essential workers who need them. LINK IN BIO OF HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW IMAGINE IF PEOPLE REPOST THIS INSTEAD OF DOING PUSH-UP CHALLENGES
Michael has already done so, so much. But he still has to complete one more important service for the community- NAME NAMES! I want shady screen grabs, please! His clients have included Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and many others. Who dun it? All of those celebs are very humble, down-to-earth souls. How shocking that not all of them want to help out!