Nicola Formichetti Leaves Mugler

Starting with the fall 2011 collection (and earlier), which featured Lady Gaga, the much-hyped collaboration between Mugler and Nicola Formichetti is now coming to an end, reports WWD.

The unusual endeavor was conceived as a three-headed powerhouse, with Formichetti as creative director, and Sébastien Peigné and Romain Kremer designing women’s and men’s, respectively.

During his tenure at the house, Formichetti strived to drum up excitement, making the most of the Internet to reach a wide audience, promoting rising musicians like Jessica 6 and Azealia Banks, and hiring the heavily tattooed Zombie Boy to model in campaigns. Despite the efforts, Formichetti often seemed torn between going for the purely artistic and taking a more commercial route, even branching into the handbag market.

“I had so much fun with Mugler,” Formichetti tells HINT. “Now it’s time to move on to a new venture. The best part about my next project is that I will be inviting the world to collaborate with me in a way that’s never happened before.”

Regarding the future of the house—as well as Peigné and Kremer—a Mugler spokesperson reached today by HINT said a statement would be issued tomorrow.

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