Nicola Pops Up

Toasting The Designer-Stylist's New Temporary Store


Nicola Formichetti   
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"This is my first New York fashion week," Nicola Formichetti told last night at his Thierry Mugler Parfums-sponsored party. "I'm surprised by how nice everyone is, because by the time they get to Paris, they're so exhausted and everyone has been seeing each other every single day for weeks."

The designer-slash-stylist was joined at M1-5 on Walker Street by Cecilia Dean, Richard Chai, Michelle Harper, Vinoodh Matadin, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Anouck Lepère. Jessica 6 performed, which had everyone asking, where's Gaga? "She just got in to New York tonight but I'm sure she'll be around," he said. By around, Formichetti was referring to his fashion week pop-up shop right next door filled with Mugler pieces and one-of-a-kind items, as well as cheaper offerings too.

"I'm the type of guy who will go to McQueen and pick out the cheapest thing, like underwear or something," he said as he showed off his favorite item in the shop—a plastic ring. "It's like 50 bucks and it's so awesome."


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