From an announcement sent today: “Thierry Mugler S.A.S has named Nicola Formichetti Creative Director of its men’s and women’s ready-to-wear beginning with the Fall/Winter 2011/12 collections. Nicola Formichetti, 33, is on the cutting edge of international pop culture. From his start as a stylist and a consultant he has become an immensely diverse talent who combines a feeling for what’s next with a seemingly limitless sense of high fashion fantasy.
For Thierry Mugler S.A.S, Formichetti will lead a new design structure including Sébastien Peigné as Head Designer Women and Romain Kremer as Head Designer Men. Sébastien Peigné, 30, has spent the past ten years working with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga where he became head of the studio in 2006. Romain Kremer, 28, launched his eponymous collection in 2005 after winning a prize at Hyères’ Festival International de Mode et de Photographie.”
An email alert with Lady Gaga’s quotes was sent today: “Blood pumps through Nicola’s veins like perfume and cigarettes. His brain throbs with misfit royalty, glamour as punk survival, attitude as liberation, style as revolution. THIERRY MUGLER has a way with legendary lifestyle and Nicola is just that: Epic Lifestyle, Freakdom, Gorgeous or Die, The ‘fuck’ in future poetry, the street in High-Fashion. Nicola Formichetti is Fashion’s Freedom. 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.”