Celeste has over 40 years experience in New York and world wide working with Broadway, Dance, Divas, Fashion, Opera, TV, Film, and Rock and Roll. A seasoned professional, she does expert alterations and repairs, beading and bead repair, hand embroidering, preservation and refurbishing of precious garments and vintage clothes as well as designing and creating costumes and dance wear. She’s a creative problem solver with a can do attitude. Even if you think it’s a lost cause, bring it to Celeste for an expert analysis.
Restoring a damaged new or vintage item requires a skilled and creative hand. Celeste learned garment preservation from the previous costume curator at the Metropolitan Museum of art. Her decades of experience repairing and maintaining Broadway costumes and refurbishing beaded gowns means your precious heirlooms are in capable hands.
Any seamstress can take in a seam. But a proper fitting requires a creative eye and a confident hand. When a fitting and alteration is done correctly the lines of the garment should flatter and draw attention to the wearer, and not just the garment. Celeste makes sure the focus is on you.
Need a costume for a party? A dance recital? Celeste knows how to make a costume that enhances both the performer and the movement. Click on “resume” to see Celeste’s work experience in Dance and Theater.
Colorful fabrics can change the character and mood of a room as dramatically as a new coat of paint. Let Celeste help you choose the textile design that’s right for you and together you can create fabric accents that can transform a room and the way you feel in it.
Beautiful hand beading, rhinestone setting, and embroidery on almost anything. Expert repair and refurbishing of beaded garments.
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 2014-2015 - Stitcher for Broadway Show Tours including extensive work on star costumes for Cinderella and Beautiful.
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL 1995-2014 - Dresser,stitcher, alternate Supervisor for top talent on live broadcasts, concerts, award shows, political events, trade shows, fashion shows and the annual Christmas Spectacular.
DIANA ROSS 1985-2013 - Wardrobe supervisor, shopper, designer and stylist for tours, TV appearances, videos, talk shows, photo shoots,specials and award shows worldwide. Expert repair, alteration, design, refurbishing and preservation of beaded gowns. Also backstage coordinator for worldwide tours.
PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE NJ 1998- 2013 - Stitcher/dresser for plays and musicals.
MET NY: 2006-2007 - Principal dresser. SUPER CONCERTS Supervisor: Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras in Europe and Asia. NJ OPERA: Stitcher, dresser. MANNES OPERA Stitcher dresser.
ENCORES AT CITY CENTER 2007 - Principal dresser. SUPER CONCERTS Supervisor: Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras in Europe and Asia. NJ OPERA: Stitcher, dresser.
MUSICALS ( BROADWAY and TOURS): Supervisor, dresser, stitcher and/or pre-production work on Cinderella, Hairspray, Aint Broadway Grand, Blast, Jekyl and Hyde, Les Mis, The Wiz and others.
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER,GARDEN STATE ARTS CENTER, NJPAC: 1998-2012 Supervisor/dresser/stitcher as needed on concerts, touring shows, star acts, operas, and special events.
LIVE TV AWARD SHOWS: Dresser, designer, alterations, shopper, as needed for the Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and World Music Awards (Monaco), and MTV, VH1, Fashion Rocks and ESPY awards.
SUPERBOWL XXX Half-time show 1996 Televised Live. Designer/supervisor/star dresser.
DANCE: JOFFREY BALLET 1991-1993 Supervisor: City Center and on tour. AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: Costume Designer. DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, ALVIN AILEY: stitcher/dresser. *Also: Costume design and creation for many smaller companies and solo performers.
PRESIDENT CLINTON’S INAUGAURAL HBO SPECIAL 1993 Supervisor/Star dresser.
LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION Dresser/shopper/supervisor for a live, televised charity show presentation for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II featuring top talent from London’s West End.
THE LADY SINGS JAZZ AND BLUES 1992 Supervisor/stylist. Taped with Live Audience.
HBO TV CONCERT SPECIAL 1989 Supervisor/stylist.Taped in London with Live Audience.
FASHION ROCKS 2005, 2006, 2007 Alterations, shopping, and dressing.
LATE NIGHT / LETTERMAN: Building costumes for skits. Also dresser, shopper ,Costumer, and/or stylist for celebrity appearances on talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Wogan (London) andothers abroad.