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We knew Nicola Formichetti found Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy or Rico) on Facebook, but the rest of his origin story was pretty mysterious until now. In an illuminating interview with Hint Magazine, Formichetti opens up about finding his muse.
All we have ever wanted is to be a part of one of Lady Gaga‘s outfits. And we’re not kidding. We’d love to say to the mother monster, “You’d look really good in, like, 30 or 40 Pamela Love bangles and rings constructed into horns on top of your head,” or “Have you ever thought of wearing a skirt made of tins of Rosebud Salve?” Alas, we feared we’d never get the chance. But while we might not get the chance to advise Gaga on what to wear, we could all have the opportunity to be on one of her outfits
People around the world have been awestruck by the destruction caused by earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, and since then there’s been an outpouring of support from charities and relief organizations all over the world. The fashion community is no different, and its members have taken to a variety of tactics to raise support, money and simple awareness about the overwhelming obstacles Japan now faces. Herein, a few examples of how people in fashion have been trying to help — and how you can help, too.
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.
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.
This is just your friendly reminder that Nicola Formichetti‘s first women’s collection for Mugler (the brand formerly known as Thierry Mugler) will bow today in Paris. And while we have you here, we may as well let you know that Lady Gaga has also announced that she will make her runway debut as a model in the show. Oh, yes.
The Golden Globes may have dominated this week, but Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour and Justin Bieber also made some headlines. Plus, the model who hit that lady is getting a reality show and the Bill Cunningham documentary looks incredible.
Though he may be best known as the man behind Lady Gaga‘s show-stopping style, Nicola Formichetti will make his debut as Thierry Mugler’s creative director on January 19 at the Paris men’s shows. And like most designers, he’s found himself a muse. Meet Rick Genest, a twenty-something model known more for his skeletal body art than his portfolio. He also goes by the name Zombie Boy.
Britain may take flak for its climate and cuisine, but its clothing is no laughing matter — and the talented designers, models and megabrands that took home trophies from the British Fashion Awards yesterday are proof positive that our cousins across the pond take fashion very seriously. Above, Alexa Chung won the award for British Style.
Last night Lady Gaga performed in Milan, and the fashion capital concert was epic for two reasons. First, Gaga finally met her BFF Giorgio Armani. But more importantly, last night was the night Gaga met Anna Dello Russo.
We all know Terry Richardson is a huge creep. Like, the creepiest creep. But Terry’s creepiness hasn’t stopped him from climbing the fashion photog ranks — and staying there. Just this fall alone he’s shot for French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Reebok and GQ. While we don’t get his appeal as a photographer (the porny trope gets really old really fast), we definitely don’t understand how or why he has so many friends in the fashion industry.
There’s been a debate — both here in the Styleite offices and in other stylish corners of the Internet — as to whether the dress Lady Gaga wore to accept her Video of the Year award at last night’s VMAs was actually made out of meat. We hemmed and hawed all day long, saying, “No — she wouldn’t actually sit in an auditorium full of people clothed entirely in rotting meat. It would stink!” or “Look at the pictures, and zoom in. There’s no way that’s actual fabric.” It turns out, the yes-it-is-meat-too camp was right.
WWD reported in the wee hours of the morning that Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti will become the new creative director of Thierry Mugler. Formichetti will oversee two designers as they create men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, the first of which will debut for fall 2011.
Oh, how we love a good rumor — especially when it’s (even tangentially) Lady Gaga related. Someone in the WWD rolodex told the paper that Thierry Mugler might want to hire superstar stylist-cum-fashion editor-cum-Gaga’s BFF Nicola Formichetti to be its new artistic director.
Words can’t express how excited we were when V Magazine sent over the images from an upcoming story by Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga‘s personal stylist, who just so happens to also be her best friend.
A series of photos featuring an unnamed male model have been slowly leaking onto SHOWStudio.com. Described as images from a Vogue Hommes Japan shoot styled by Nicola Formichetti and shot by Nick Knight (who not-so-coincidentally is the mastermind behind ShowStudio), the photos are stirring up some buzz in the blogosphere as to whether the unnamed male model is really Lady Gaga.