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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.
You know a singer is serious when they treat the short trip from their trailer to the set of their new music video as an opportunity to do a bit of performance art, and that’s exactly what seems to have happened when Lady Gaga was filming the music video for You and I.
When we first arrived at Nicola Formichetti‘s pop-up shop — aptly named Nicola’s — we were totally disoriented. It may have been the Fashion Week-induced exhaustion or the fact that we were in desperate need of a snack, but it was probably the trippy floor-to-ceiling geometric mirrored space. Yes, even the floor is mirrored. We were then further disoriented when we sat on a stoop and hung out with none other than Nicola himself.
Fashion presentations are probably the most exciting things we get to see all year. Real clothes on real models walking past us in real time — what could be more thrilling? Apparently, the answer is fake 3D and digital renderings of those very real things.
Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti let slip last week that he’s in the early stages of creating his own fashion label. Which would be great, if he were actually a fashion designer.
Is it just us, or does it seem like fashion designers are incapable of thinking before they speak? Nicola Formichetti, fresh off his last controversy, is at it again. The designer’s latest slip-up was a swipe at the elderly.
This was the week of couture — Dior didn’t fare too well, and Vogue was banned from Alaïa. Kate and Prince William continued their tour of Canada, Terry Richardson took pictures of Kate Moss‘s wedding, and Nicola Formichetti refused to work with fat people. Also, your lipstick has bugs in it.
Lady Gaga‘s stylist Nicola Formichetti has had it up to here with allegations that he doesn’t like working with fat people. Formichetti, who’s also the creative director of Mugler, has spent most of the last 24 hours filling his social media channels with photographic evidence that he has worked with people who aren’t thin, contrary to what’s reported about him in his recent profile in W Magazine.
This week we got details on Kate Moss‘s imminent nuptials, saw Nicola Formichetti‘s X-rated video (and fanzine!), and found out about Justin Bieber‘s Kelly Kapowski obsession. Also, Naomi Campbell‘s Fiorucci collection was revealed and lots of weird things happened on airlines. Oh, and Versace for H&M!
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.
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.
We have more details on Gilt Groupe‘s Lady Gaga sale! For starters, all of the proceeds go to charity! You go, Gags!
Lady Gaga‘s album Born This Way is being released in a little over a week, and she’s really trying to harness the power of the internet. First she announced her seemingly odd union with FarmVille, but her most recent digital partnership makes a lot more sense: Gilt Groupe will be hosting a special two-day sale for the pop superstar.
Lady Gaga is doing a lot of things we love lately, first releasing the kickass “Judas” video and now showing up on the cover of V looking all kinds of fly.
This week we mourned the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, celebrated the birth of Rachel Zoe‘s son and applauded the philanthropic nature of the royal wedding. We also heard from the likes of Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Lady Gaga. Not to mention, we became even more obsessed with Alexander Wang‘s adorable niece.
So here’s an interesting angle to take for a piece of fashion journalism: During Paris Fashion Week, which is normally a celebration of craftsmanship, people mourn the end of a celebrated craftsman’s career (John Galliano) while anticipating the arrival of an untested newcomer who just happens to be best friends with Lady Gaga (Nicola Formichetti).