Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin
Artist, Designer & Entrepreneur
Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin is a seventh generation descendent of shipping and railroad tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and great-great-great niece of Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough. Consuelo shied away from the world of debutante balls to carve her own path through her ventures in music and business, and has been featured in Vogue, Town & Country, 25A, Prestige, Paper and Raine Magazine for her many accomplishments.
As a successful musician, Consuelo has performed around the world and shared stages with such music luminaries as Vanessa Carlton, Mya and Joe Cocker. She landed her first record deal at the age of 21, and later, founded her own record label C&R Productions in 2010. Shortly thereafter, her first four singles landed her in the Top 20 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Her debut single “Naked” spent 16 weeks on the charts, while her follow-up “Feel So Alive” earned her Billboard’s #2 Breakout Artist honor. In 2014, her hit, “Body Needs,” broke Billboard’s Top 5, and the following year, Consuelo’s highly anticipated pop dance album I’m Just Me dropped in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the United States.
Consuelo is well known in the fashion industry, and in 2015, teamed up with powerhouse network HSN to launch Homage by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. The pearl jewelry collection was inspired by an engagement ring she inherited from her great grandmother, Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, which is thought to have once belonged to Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough.
As no stranger to entrepreneurship, Consuelo is preparing to launch SohoMuse.com. The invitation only website is a professional network for the creative industries, and aims to become the trusted source for the global creative community. As a creative herself, the site has been developed by creatives for the creative community.
Very dear to Consuelo’s heart is the memory of her beloved mother, whom she honors by working with a variety of Ovarian Cancer organizations. She also sits on the committee for the Gabriel’s Foundation, serves as the philanthropic ambassador for Mercedes-Benz perfume and chaired the American Heart Association in 2016.