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.”
There isn't really a limit to the Lady Gaga machine. The 'Born This Way' singer is currently on tour, is collaborating with long time stylist Nicola Formichetti on his work at Mugler and yesterday she revealed that she's secured another fashion gig.
The latest deal under her belt is a regular column in V magazine starting in the summer 2011 issue which is set to hit stores in May. The column is said to be a commentary on all things art, fashion and beauty.
Ever since it was announced that Nicola Formichetti would take the reigns at Mugler, we've all been anxiously waiting to see what he would do with the brand. Last month saw the stylist show a strong menswear collection with the help of longtime client, Lady Gaga, who served as the musical director of the show but menswear aside, it's always been about his debut womenswear line.
Yesterday the anticipation was in full force. Despite the facts that Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, the talk of the town (and Twitter too) was the Formichetti's debut which took place late last night. As expected, Lady Gaga did make an appearance - and a dramatic one at that. First, she appeared in a sheer all-black mini dress sporting long hair extensions but it was her second look - a white gown with a lampshade headpiece - that really stood out.
Something's telling us that we're going to be hearing a lot more about Mugler from now on. Nicola Formichetti and Lady Gaga are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Today the brand released a web-only film featuring the stylist's muse, Rico Zenest, with a remix of Lady Gaga's new song playing.
As soon as the film was released, it instantly crashed the Mugler website. "Scheiße. www.mugler.com has crashed due to major traffic, we are doing our best to get it through rehab. #monsterfashionattack," the singer tweeted. Both before and post-show Gaga has been supporting Formichetti's work at the brand and took to twitter to promote the line. "MUGLER PARIS SHOW begins in 2 hours," she said. "I am so excited my fashion bones are rattling. The garments + music are poetic intoxication."
Although she wasn't in attendance contrary to what was expected, she was quoted in the show's press release: "I love him, my friend the genius, my collaborator, more than any piece of clothing or closet I possess. But don't tell him I said that, he'll die. He picked them all out."
It was no surprise when it was announced that Lady Gaga would work on the Thierry Mugler show in a music capacity but now, WWD reports that she'll play an active role in the designing too but more so on the womenswear line which will debut on March 1. “It’s me and her just having fun and getting very inspired from the idea of Mugler," he said. "She’s very much involved, more in the early stages.”
Talking to WWD, Nicola Formichetti revealed that he's already created custom-made Mugler costumers' for the singer to where in music videos for her upcoming album as well as in her album art and for appearances. “I want people to think, ‘OK, there’s something new happening.’ I want people to get excited again, not only fashion people,” he explained.
It's no secret that the men's shows don't receive the same attention as the women's shows but something tells us that this season will be different. The buzz about Nicola Formichetti's debut collection at Thierry Mugler continues to grow, especially since the house has decided to release sneak peaks of the collection in the last few days.
If that wasn't enough, yesterday it was confirmed that Lady Gaga, who Formichetti styles, will play a major part in the show tomorrow. WWD revealed that the singer will serve as the 'musical director'. Guests will be luck enough to hear never-heard before material from her forthcoming album, Born This Way. As The Cut points out, the last time the singer did this was when she premiered 'Bad Romance' at the Alexander McQueen S/S10 show which ended up crashing the show's livestream so it's safe to say that the move will be beneficial.