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After months of speculation, yesterday it was announced that British stylist Nicola Formichetti has been appointed creative director of Thierry Mugler. The news doesn't come as a surprise. In June we revealed that a source close to the stylist confirmed to Hint magazine that Formichetti had already bagged the job, despite rumours that Gareth Pugh had taken the role.
Also appointed are Sébastien Peigné for womenswear and Romain Kremer for womenswear. “We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand,” said Joël Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group and director general of the Mugler company. “Nicola is a multicultural, techno-savvy expert involved in fashion, communication, image and entertainment,” he added.
Formichetti - who is currently the fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan and contributing editor for magazines such as Another - expressed his excitement about his new role to WWD. “Thierry Mugler is about the power of glamour and walking straight into the future,” he said. “He’s been a god for successive generations in the fashion industry. My approach is personal and always very eclectic. I’d like to find new ways for a luxury brand such as Thierry Mugler to excite people.”