28 posts tagged "Thierry Mugler"
The name Mugler is on the fashion world’s lips again, thanks largely to the collaboration of super-stylist Nicola Formichetti, now the label’s creative director, and Lady Gaga, its muse and sometime model. But the man himself has left the building: Thierry Mugler, now known as Manfred, has decamped for other pursuits. The latest premieres this week in New York: drag performance artist Joey Arias’ live show at Town Hall. Mugler, who previously worked with Arias (above) on a smaller-scale show at Abrons Art Center at New York’s Henry Street Settlement last October, served as the evening’s artistic director.
“Joey refers to Manfred as the Master and Manfred refers to Joey as the Muse,” said Earl Dax, one of the show’s producers. (Dax is a noted queer-nightlife impresario, and recently became one of the first recipient of the Museum of Arts & Design’s new Fun Fellowship for his work. “I was definitely surprised,” the 39-year-old said with a laugh. “I hadn’t heard of a fellowship to support the practices of nightlife before.”) Arias, who worked with Cirque du Soleil as its “mistress of seduction” for six years, has worked with Mugler on and off on various projects since 1980. And while Mugler himself isn’t talking, Arias was glad to tout him and his work. And to hear him tell it, the man’s bigger-is-better spirit is unchanged. “Working with Manfred is something that I wish many could experience,” Arias said. “His details are so exact and his love for the different and real is like no other. As a director he pushes you beyond human capabilities. It could be too much, but better too much than not enough.”
At last night’s Mugler show in Paris, house creative director Nicola Formichetti screened a video of his muse—no, not Gaga—Rico, the epically tattooed human skeleton. Working in collaboration with Mariano Vivanco, Formichetti has been teasing the world with stills for days, but the real thing hits the Web today at 12 p.m. EST. Odds are good it’ll be the a hot topic on the weekend party circuit (and, sans doute, the talk of Twitter). Curious? See the collection shots here on Style.com [link to review], then head over to Mugler.com at 12 p.m. EST to check it out.
While Alexander Wang has done just fine, thank you, without advertising up to this point, he’s entering the arena next month with his first-ever billboard and, in March, his first-ever print campaign. The ad—Wang prefers to call it an “image piece”—was shot by Craig McDean and stars up-and-comer Aymeline Valade. Look for it on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones and in the March issue of Interview. [WWD]
The first pic of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s 13-day-old progeny is out. If little Flynn is ready for his close-up, does that mean his Victoria’s Secret mom will snap back to her top shape in time for the Fall runways? Here’s hoping. [Us]
Lady Gaga’s stylist extraordinaire, Nicola Formichetti, will unveil his first men’s collection for Thierry Mugler in Paris today. Gaga, naturally, will provide the soundtrack. Here’s hoping she’ll be on board (and in the front row) at the women’s show come February. [WWD]
Last week, Nicola Formichetti (left) was announced as the new creative director of Thierry Mugler. Formichetti styles for just about everyone cool—he was fashion director of Dazed & Confused, and contributing fashion director at Vogue Hommes Japan. But he’s best known as Lady Gaga’s personal stylist, and she’s got something to say for the occasion (no surprise there). Over to you, Gaga:
“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.” —Lady Gaga
Mugler Pursues Pugh, Alexander Wang Buys (And Not On The Lower East Side), Steven Klein Talks “Alejandro,” And More…
Is this the new face of Thierry Mugler? Rumors are swirling that Gareth Pugh (pictured) will be tapped to head the French label, though no official announcement has been made yet. [WWD]
Alexander Wang bought a new, $2 million Tribeca apartment with a history of fashionable tenants: Its previous owner was Holly Brubach, a former style editor at The New York Times. [NYO via Racked]
Steven Klein says he agreed to direct Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video because her show “felt like performance art in the nineties. And I had not seen anything like that in a while.” Good to know. Also of note: The scene where she eats rosary beads represents “the desire to take in the holy.” Amen! [Fashionologie]
And meet the newest winners of England’s NEWGEN sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray, and Joanna Sykes. [Vogue U.K.]