Meet José Castelo Branco, a staple in the New York fashion scene

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José Castelo Branco makes sure that no matter the occasion, no matter the weather, this fashionista is dressed to impress from head to toe. And as a staple in the New York fashion scene, it's expected.

From bedazzled, plunging blazers to pearl chokers and Givenchy boas, Castelo Branco isn't just obsessed with fashion. Instead, he sees fashion as a part of him.

"Dressing for me is a pleasure," he explained to AOL Lifestyle."I love to touch the fabric and feel quality because the fabric is like a second skin." 

For Castelo Branco, who calls himself the "queen of haute couture," much of his support comes from his son Guilherme.

"He's fantastic making me feel secure," he said. "That's why I dress as a woman."

He's also cheered on by his wife of 25 years, Lady Betty Grafstein -- the two even share clothes.

"I don't care about what people think about my sexuality. Who cares?!" asked Castelo Branco. "Life is more of that. Life is love," he said.

"A relationship is really love...it's friendship," he continued. "I am what I am."

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SVA THEATER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2017/10/19: Jose Castelo Branco attends Susanne Bartsch: On Top premiere at NewFest at SVA theater. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Lady Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attends Dennis Basso during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Jose Castelo Branco attends the Dakun X Liu Yong front Row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Jose Castelo Branco attends the Dakun X Liu Yong front Row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Eric Andrew, Michael Kuluva, Count Jose Castelo Branco and guest attend as STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva presented by CreakyJoints on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Lady Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attend the Patrick Church "Drive Thru" Exhibition And SS19 Presentation on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Jose Castelo Branco and Baron Roger De Cabrol attend the Patrick Church "Drive Thru" Exhibition And SS19 Presentation on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) David Monta, Lady Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attends NewFest 2017 Opening Night - Susanne Bartsch: On Top at SVA Theatre on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: (L-R) Susanne Bartsch, David Motta, Lady Betty Grafstein, Jose Castelo Branco and Amanda Lepore attend "Like One Of Your French Girls" book signing - release party at The New York Edition Hotel on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attend NewFest 2017 Opening Night - Susanne Bartsch: On Top at SVA Theater on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for NewFest 2017)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Jose Castelo Branco attends the Rinat Brodach fashion show at The Crown Building on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Jose Castelo Branco attends the sundays pre-opening party on January 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for sundays Studio )
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Sundays founder Amy Ling Lin, Lady Betty Grafstein, and Jose Castelo Branco attend the sundays pre-opening party on January 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for sundays Studio )
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Jose Castelo Branco and Emily Smith attend Vanessa Noel Hosts a Jamaican Bash for Hanover Charitiesat Vanessa Noel Couture on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Vanessa Noel and Jose Castelo Branco attend Vanessa Noel Hosts a Jamaican Bash for Hanover Charitiesat Vanessa Noel Couture on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Jose Castelo Branco walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - MARCH 12: Jose Castelo Branco during the Lisboa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 in Lisbon on March 12, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Jose Castelo Branco attends the Whitney Eve Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show at The Studio Lincoln Center on September 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Lady Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attend the Mauricio Alpizar Spring 2013 presentation at The Society Of Ilustrators on September 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Model Jose Castelo Branco and designer Richie Rich attend the Richie Rich Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 10, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 21: Lady Betty Grafstein and Jose Castelo Branco attend JUNIOR SOCIETY Benefit With Special Performance by BALLET HISPANICO at Covet Lounge on October 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by EUGENE MIM/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 4: Jose Castelo Branco and Vanessa Noel attend Pop Art and Cocktails: Vanessa Noel Hosts The Unveiling of TODD LIM at Vanessa Noel on November 4, 2010 in New York. (Photo by WILL RAGOZZINO/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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