Gary "Garo Sparo" Spampinato

New York, NY

After moving from North Carolina to New York in 1995 for a chance to showcase his designs at Absolut Alternative Fashion Week, Garo Sparo has never looked back. He specializes in corsetry, couture, and made-to-order bridal. He also designs and fabricates costumes for a wide variety of performers as well as commercial and film clients requiring sculptural and special effects-based work. As a result of his innovative designs and extreme technical skill, Garo has become known for his conceptual fashion. His designs move forward to explore a more independent future while simultaneously paying homage to the past, combining classical compositions such as 1950s glamour and Victorian silhouettes with contemporary styles. He believes that fashion gathers in crowds, travels when we do, and lives most deeply when worn. The art of fashion is revealed through construction, and his work is sewn with support and respect for the sovereignty of movement. Garo’s fashions can be found in numerous brick and mortar boutiques and celebrities around the world, including Madonna and Daphne Guinness, the former muse of Alexander McQueen who became his exclusive client after McQueen’s passing.