Meet legendary designer Paul Costelloe


QGossip got the fashion opportunity of a lifetime recently to sit down with legendary designer Paul Costelloe, ahead of the launch of his Dressage by Paul Costelloe range here at QVC UK. We think you’ll be thoroughly impressed with the stunning selection that features layering pieces just perfect for this time of year.

Get to know the man behind the label a bit better with our fun quick-fire questions below, including the achievement he’s most proud of (and rightly so).

QGossip: Do you have a nickname?

Paul Costelloe: Lanky.

QG: What are your social media handles?

PC: Instagram: @paulcostelloeofficial, Twitter: @PaulCostelloeUK, Facebook: @paulcostelloeofficial


Paul Costelloe sketches

QG: What was your first job?

PC: Selling bibles in Northern Ireland.

QG: If you weren’t in your current profession, what do you think you would be doing instead?

PC: A painter, living on the wild side.

QG: Where have you visited in your life that took your breath away?

PC: Sicily. From the gently smoking Mt. Etna, to the incredible coast line.

Paul Costelloe

QG: What’s the one achievement you’re most proud of?

PC: Dressing Princess Diana.

QG: Who would you be most star-struck to meet in real life?

PC: The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. He doesn’t take any nonsense from Trump.

QG: What are your top tips for realising your goals in business or in life?

PC: Mind your own business and don’t burn any bridges.

Paul Costelloe

QG: What’s your top style tip?

PC: Be honest with your shape.

QG: If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit and what would you do?

PC: I’d head back to the 1950s as a movie director in Hollywood.

QG: What three things would you bring to a desert island?

PC: Drawing pad, paints and a bible.

Paul Costelloe S/S 2018

QG: How would you describe your latest experience presenting your Spring/ Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week?

PC: A step back to the future.

QG: One question that perhaps only Irish readers will appreciate, were you able to take a break from fashion week preparation to watch Dublin win the All Ireland football final recently?

PC: On this occasion I was in fact supporting Mayo… so many disappointments!

QG: Any other thoughts to share?

PC: Working with great people who appreciate your creativity makes it all worthwhile. Thank you QVC.

Thank you, Paul! Tune in for the premiere show of Dressage by Paul Costelloe this Sunday 1st October at 10am, when the ever-stylish Kathy Tayler will be introducing us to the beautiful range alongside guest Michelle Kelly.


  1. Josephine Jennings September 30, 2017 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Looking forward towards your shows.

  2. Kim October 1, 2017 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Paul. I love your designs and have bought a couple of items this morning. However, I adore the coat with the olive green stripes, but I changed my mind about ordering when I saw that the stripes hadn’t been matched on the seams………I also would have thought that the stripes on the arms would have been lined up to match the body too. Sorry.

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