The big question on everybody’s mind going into the Thierry Mugler menswear show on the opening night of Paris Fashion Week was whether Lady Gaga would be present, because it was the debut collection for the new creative director, Nicola Formichetti, who has helped shape some of the entertainer’s more distinctive looks.
Unless she was well disguised, she wasn’t evident in the front of the house — but she was definitely heard. Listed in the show notes as “the musical director of this menswear project,” she created the soundtrack that played during the show.
But the possibility of such an A-level celebrity sighting was enough to pack the house (well, a concrete-floored automotive garage in Paris’ 3rd Arrondissement, actually) with a standing-room only crowd, which witnessed the rebirth of the label.
Rebirth because in addition to new creative blood at the helm, there’s been a name change. From now on, the clothing collections will be known simply as “Mugler” and be accompanied by a new logo, both signifying, according to the notes, “a new chapter in the history of the brand.” (It should be noted that one thing has not changed — the Mugler menswear design director with whom Formichetti collaborated on the collection remains Romain Kremer.) Source: LATimes
Though Formichetti may be best known as the man behind Lady Gaga’s show-stopping style, Nicola Formichetti will make his debut as Thierry Mugler’s new creative director on January 19 at the Paris men’s shows. And like most designers, he’s found himself a muse. Meet Rick Genest, a twenty-something model known more for his skeletal body art than his portfolio. He also goes by the name Zombie Boy.The main model is an extreme tattooed artist-performer. His name is Rick “Rico” Genest and he has a facebook fan page. Dark Angel or Gentle Devil? LA