Just one day after it was announced that Nicola Formichetti would be parting ways with Thierry Mugler, word on the street is that the powerhouse stylist has already found himself a new label to head up. And this time, he’s going global.
Both WWD and the New York Post report that Formichetti will be partnering with Diesel, though the former reports that it will be for a “major collaboration”, while the latter posits he will be named creative director. Either possibility would certainly explain why we spotted the stylist and a coterie of high fashion pals like Carine Roitfeld and Anna Dello Russo front row at Diesel Black Gold this past fashion week.
The formidable multitasker isn’t exactly short on projects; he’s retaining his roles as creative director of Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga and Uniqlo, stylist for magazines like V and Elle, and designer of his own line Nicopanda. But don’t think that means he left Mugler for some rest and relaxation. He tells WWD that he “wanted to do something else, even bigger, more global.”
If the Diesel rumors are true, this would certainly fit the bill, and if his work at Mugler is any indication, we’re in for an interesting (and, no doubt, Gaga-rific) ride.
See some of Diesel’s past fashion shows and learn more about Formichetti below: