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Nicola Formichetti Exits Thierry Mugler

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News

Nicola FormichettiAccording to WWD, Nicola Formichetti has parted ways with Thierry Mugler "by mutual agreement" after holding his post there for two years as creative director of both men's and women's lines.

"With his talent for communication and understanding modern imagery and design, Nicola has been instrumental in attracting a new audience which is undeniably crucial for the future strategy of the house. He will be a historical part of the Mugler legacy and known as the force that catapulted us forward," Joel Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group and director general of Mugler, said in a statement.

There is no word yet from Formichetti, whose close relationship with Lady Gaga helped to garner attention for the brand's shows, as she not only contributed towards their soundtracks but also walked in them. Formichetti also serves as the creative director for Haus of Gaga.

As for Mugler, WWD quotes Palix as stating that the company plans "[to build] on its highly successful legacy in fragrance and its new momentum in fashion."

Read More | WWD via The Cut


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Milan Menswear Fashion Week Brings Fun,Color

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, Models, News, Rumors

Vivienne Westwood Menswear Fall/Winter 2011Vivienne Westwood's menswear collection was a hit at Milan Menswear Fashion Week yesterday.

The British designer managed to bring a touch of fun to the showcase as she sent her male models - wearing the brand's Fall/Winter 2011 designs - down the catwalk sporting slicked back hair and crimson lipstick. The streamlined collection included checks, 50s tailoring, patterned knits and elaborate prints.

Marni and Emporio Armani also showcased their collections yesterday while Missoni focused on bright colors and vivid prints, with an eye-catching raincoat one of the highlights.

Burberry Prorsum and Roberto Cavalli opened Milan Menswear Fashion Week on Saturday with Dolce & Gabbana using the color red to brighten up their designs. Milan will finish today with shows by Gucci, Versace and Pringle of Scotland, but all eyes will be on Sarah Burton as she shows her second Alexander McQueen men's range after enjoying rave reviews last year.

Paris Menswear Fashion Week will kick off on Wednesday with the Thierry Mugler show where Lady Gaga has been confirmed as "musical director."


PREVIEW: Nicola Formichetti for Thierry Mugler

Behold -- the first look at Nicola Formichetti's first collection as creative director of Thierry Mugler. Cue angelic music.

Okay, okay, so Paris Men's Fashion Week is only a week away, but who can resist when the label preys upon our internet generation's insatiable hunger for images?

Especially when you put out a creepy, weird photo like this one. He may have Gareth Pugh running for his money! Trying quelling any and all thoughts related to Lady Gaga and let me know what you think.

Read More | The Cut

Items Du Jour: Adriana Lima Teaches Baby to Pose, More Mugler Rumors

Adriana Lima with husband and baby—Designer and Britain’s Next Top Model judge Julien MacDonald recently said that having a plus-size model win “makes it a joke.” Perhaps fellow British designer Mark Fast should give him some counsel, considering he was widely praised for using plus-size models in his Spring/Sumer 2010 show last year.

—Supermodel Adriana Lima poses for Brazil’s HOLA! magazine with her husband Marko Jaric and their new baby Valentina. Looks like she’s training her to model already!

Eclipse actress Ashley Greene gives into her cravings and claims that she doesn’t diet. As if we needed another reason to be jealous of her…

—Although plus-size models have been making their mark at current shows, normal people made a splash at Sao Paulo Fashion Week when they appeared on the Do Estilista runway. Despite their varying physiques, it was obvious that regular, non-models do know how to own a catwalk.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Honors McQueen at SATC2 Premiere

Sarah Jessica Parker

paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen at the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 last night.

The actress - who plays fashion-conscious Carrie Bradshaw in the big-screen version of the TV series - donned a black armband and wore a stunning strapless dress, which she teamed with shoes and a clutch bag, which were all from the tragic designer’s collection.

“There’s only person I could have worn tonight and that was .”

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Project Runway’s Chris March Seeks Payment from Beyonce Designer

Chris MarchDuring Lifetime’s , we learned about Chris March’s life away from the show. Since his stint on Season 4, the contestant has worked with a number of A-list musicians, companies and designers. Unfortunately, he hasn’t always been rewarded for his effort.

Despite being hired by Thierry Mugler to create costumes for BeyoncĂ©‘s concert tour, the designer is still waiting for the checks to arrive. In a lawsuit filed July 23, March contends that nearly $45,000 worth of services have gone unpaid.

“Chris March’s lawsuit is not against Beyonce, but rather against Thierry Mugler and Tancrede Prinz, who owe Chris money for having designed and fitted Beyonce’s costumes,” March’s lawyer, Leslie H. Ben-Zvi, clarified. “Beyonce paid them, but they in turn have not paid Chris. Chris continues to be a fan and great admirer of Beyonce, who looks beautiful in everything she wears, especially Chris’ costumes.”

March placed fourth in both Season 4 and in the All-Star special.

Read More | TV Guide

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