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With Nicola Formichetti’s abrupt exit from Mugler, and the recent announcement that Thierry Mugler himself (who now goes by his first name Manfred) will be the new creative advisor for the brand, we’ve been curious as to what their next big move would be. Forget that the label is still in search of a creative director, it seems that attention is now focused on reinventing the cabaret revue.
Today it was announced that, after two years at the helm, Nicola Formichetti is parting ways with the house of Thierry Mugler. Tear. As for what’s next for the French house, a statement from the company indicates that they’ll be releasing a plan soon “that builds on its highly successful legacy in fragrance and its new momentum in fashion.” Until then, however, let’s reminisce over what the last two years have brought us in the fantastical, futuristic world of Formichetti’s Mugler.
Oscar Pistorius, the first-ever double amputee to run in the Olympics and the face of Thierry Mugler‘s A*Men fragrance, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Kim Kardashian and Mugler creative director/heavyweight stylist Nicola Formichetti got together for a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago, which we know thanks to the message Kim posted on video sharing site Keek. But what top secret project they were working on?
Until now, Nicola Formichetti has stayed away from designing bags for Mugler. In his fourth collection for the label, set to show during Paris Fashion Week on September 6, the 35-year-old designer is reportedly sending out designs from his new handbag collection.
Yesterday we chatted with Nicola Formichetti as he prepped for Mugler, and today we’re livestreaming the runway show!
Nicola Formichetti is livestreaming all of his prep for Wednesday’s Mugler show, and he’s invited us (and you!) along for the ride.
Justin Bieber‘s V Magazine cover doesn’t hit newsstands until Thursday, but Nicola Formichetti has leaked the cover (and what is very possibly the entire spread) on his website.
He may be one of the nicest people we’ve ever sat on a stoop and smoked with, but being friendly hasn’t made Nicola Formichetti an acclaimed designer. In fact, his Mugler women’s show in Paris yesterday has gotten some of the most lackluster reviews we’ve seen all fashion month.
If we were thoroughly nonplussed by the racy video Nicola Formichetti shot to promote the new Mugler men’s collection, we’re even more upset about the fanzine style pamphlet of the same thrust he distributed to the audience at the show. Because Formichetti made a much cooler statement with the zine than he did with six mind-numbingly boring minutes of video, so the fact that it wasn’t the highlight of the whole show package has us questioning the guy’s judgment.
For days, Nicola Formichetti teased us with cell phone pictures and video stills from the short film he and model-turned-film-director Branislav Jankic created for the latest men’s collection from Mugler. It was billed as an “erotic fashion film” that could only be shown in its full, um, glory, on Xtube. But when the videos finally popped up, we weren’t just disappointed — we were bored to tears.
If Nicola Formichetti‘s clothes weren’t attention-getting enough, his next attention-getting stunt is guaranteed to, um, get your attention. To drum up anticipation for his Mugler men’s show in Paris on Wednesday, the designer and stylist has been working on a film with director Branislav Jancic that he’ll release in pieces over the next few days. But to watch the whole thing, you’ll have to log onto XTube.
We know, we know — we’re still looking at that headline in disbelief, too. But Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House who lets her husband pick out her clothes, won some major style points when she showed up to last night’s state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a “very old” two-piece ensemble from crazy pants designer Thierry Mugler.
Lady Gaga‘s extra-special, Nicola Formichetti-curated Gilt Groupe sale started just over two hours ago — which begs the question: is anything left? The answer: well, yes. Except for the latex-y Mugler dress Gaga wore for the show in February. That sold for $20,000.
It’s not surprising that Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy) is the star of the fall 2011 Mugler men’s campaign, but we still love the resulting images. Just don’t be alarmed if they look familiar.
We’d be lying if we said we were only a little obsessed with Nicola Formichetti‘s male muse, Zombie Boy. The fully tattooed model, who walked in Mugler‘s men’s and women’s shows in Paris this season, also appeared in a special Mugler spread for Vogue Hommes Japan, the magazine where Formichetti works as fashion director. Formichetti, of course, styled the shoot, which was shot by photographer Mariano Vivanco.
Being Lady Gaga must be so very strange. Not only does she feel the need to travel by egg and birth guns in music videos, but she’s quite possibly one of the most famous people in the world — so famous, in fact, that some of her biggest fans are they themselves quite famous.
Nicola Formichetti‘s first women’s collection for Mugler (the house formerly known as Thierry Mugler) made its much ballyhooed debute on Wednesday down a dark and complicated runway featuring exposed gothic arches. Lady Gaga, much to our surprise, actually walked down the runway — though the sinuousness of her hips might allow the use of the word “slithered” — and Coco Rocha made an unexpectedly feral appearance as well.
Nicola Formichetti has lead a pretty creative revamping of Thierry Mugler since he took over the brand last fall. He changed its name to Mugler, hired Lady Gaga as his musical director and staged a men’s show that earned a standing ovation and left more than a few people scratching their heads. And now we’ve got the details on his women’s show.