Nicola Formichetti

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Lady GaGa, Nicola Formichetti== ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council== Cipriani 42nd Street NYC== November 02, 2009== © Patrick McMullan== Photo - CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==
Monday, June 20, 2011

The man behind Lady Gaga’s over-the-top looks was just named the new Creative Director of Thierry Mugler. He’s also a contributing editor to V Magazine and Dazed & Confused and the fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan (where he dressed Gaga as a man for a recent cover). Formichetti counts Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson as clients, and his keen eye has led him to consult for a number of leading fashion brands like Alexander McQueen, Prada, D&G, Missoni, Adidas, Nike, Levis and MAC. The Mugler label has been non-news for years (Mr. Mugler himself stopped designing for his brand in 2003), but 33-year-old Formichetti is the man who could revive and reinvent the fashion house. Formichetti attributes his distinctive style to his eclectic background. Born in Japan to an Italian father and a Japanese mother, his approach to fashion is modern and traditional with international flare of Eastern and European. Formichetti’s personal style is a mix of basics from Uniqlo and vintage clothing— casual and comfortable. He has said his inspiration comes from the people around him, his toy collection and traveling. Formichetti currently lives between New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.


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