Nicola Formichetti with Daphne Guinness
Race and weight are always controversial subjects and Nicola Formichetti has found himself in the middle of a controversy in relation to the latter.
After W released an article on him expressing a 'distaste' of overweight people, the stylist has hit back explaining that the writer miscontrued what he said. “I know i should just leave it but…i really hate when writers just write whatever they want… ‘i dont work with fat people…’ why would someone say such a thing?!” Formichetti said on his Twitter this week. “You dont need to be skinny to look gorgeous!!! heres another favourite picture i created for v magazine. dont believe everything you read on line please….” And he didn' stop there: “ok. im going to stop.. but one last thing. lol . just so you all know i just worked with beth ditto and also another iconic non-skinny person for the next issue of VMAN with steven klein so dont read everything you read on line – love you all.”
Maybe his comments were taken out of context but on the other hand, he must have said something along those lines for W have ran it. After all, how far can 'I don't work with fat people' be misconstrued. It's also intresting to note that instead of refuting his alleged prejudices against fat people he appears more concerned about being misquoted. That said, this isn't the first time that W has been in the spotlight for alleged misconduct. Last year Kim Kardashian spoke publicly about feeling like the magazine had taken advantage of her after publishing images of her naked on their November issue without informed consent.
The magazine are standing by the piece and this week a spokesperson confirmed that, "After double-checking both the print and audio transcript, W firmly stands behind its reporting of its interview with Nicola Formichetti."