0011 Sergio

Sergio Guadarrama

Austin, TX

Age: 36

Sergio Guadarrama’s roots are in the Lone Star state, as he grew up outside of Austin. He describes himself as the odd one out in his family because the rest of his siblings are soccer players. At four years old, he asked his mother for a fur-lined trench coat and began creating couture looks for his cousin’s Barbie dolls out of his grandmother’s discarded lacy undergarments. His mother recognized this knack for creativity and supported him by buying a sewing machine. This passion led him to attend both FIDM and FIT. In 2005, two years prior to his graduation from FIT, he began his line, Celestino. The aesthetic of Celestino is a classic silhouette with a modern twist. Sergio has been designing everything from menswear to avant-garde couture pieces on his own, and he has not put any limits on himself as to what he creates. Sergio also wants to bring awareness to sustainable and ethical fashion in a world where fast fashion dominates. Celestino has appeared in an impressive amount of national and international publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, People Magazine, Forbes, and New York Magazine. His clothing has graced celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, and Indya Moore, and most recently he designed Billy Porter’s 2019 Tony Awards show-stopping red-carpet look.