From Gaga stylist to Mugler director
Paris - The stylist behind Lady Gaga's larger-than-life stage look is
taking over as creative director for Thierry Mugler's ready-to-wear
lines, the fashion house said on Monday.
Nicola Formichetti, 33, the fashion flair behind the pop diva's
elaborate appearance on stage, on screen and on tour, will unveil his
first women's and menswear collections for Thierry Mugler for
Born in Japan and brought up between Tokyo and Rome, Formichetti
works as stylist for a range of brands including the Japanese
high-street giant Uniqlo, and as editor for fashion magazines from Dazed
and Confused to Vogue.
"We wanted a young talent who could
really bring new energy to the brand," Joel Palix, the chair of Clarins
Fragrance Group and director general of Thierry Mugler, said in the
He said Formichetti was a perfect fit, as a "major
actor of contemporary pop culture", with a rich multicultural background
and a skill set ranging from "fashion to public relations, image and
Formichetti takes over at Thierry Mugler from Rosemary Rodriguez, who held the creative director job for three years.
womenswear, he will be seconded by Sebastien Peigne, who spent the past
decade at Balenciaga, while for men he will work with a young French
designer, 28-year-old Romain Kremer.