Nicola Formichetti at Thierry Mugler?

Here’s another shocker to add to the recent spate of designer shakeups (Gaultier leaving Hermès, Giles going to Ungaro, Sarah Burton stepping up at McQueen). We hear from a trusted source that Nicola Formichetti—stylist, Vogue Hommes Japan fashion director, Dazed & Confused creative director—is in at Thierry Mugler, becoming the new artistic director of the recently revived label. This would contradict conventional wisdom, which has Gareth Pugh replacing Rosemary Rodriguez, who we’re told already departed three weeks ago. It’s hard to know where the line between Mugler’s house and Haus of Gaga would be drawn, but suffice it to say the Gagster will have an endless supply of conversation-starters. If the rumor is true, of course.

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