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Nicola Formichetti Styles Himself & Team Mugler for Varón Magazine

All photos by Kacper Kasprzyk for Varón
All photos by Kacper Kasprzyk for Varón

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Ever wonder who else works at Mugler besides Lady Gaga's stylist, the brand's creative director Nicola Formichetti? Well, check out the fourth issue of Varón magazine, wherein the super-stylist dresses himself plus three other Mugler teammates—communications director Alban Adam, menswear designer Romain Kremer, and assistant Matthieu Bredon-Huger—in Mugler's fall-winter 2011 collection.

In the interview, Formichetti also addresses all the latest controversies surrounding him and his work with Lady Gaga. Check out our excerpts after the jump, along with portraits of the Mugler team.


Romain Kremer, All photos by Kacper Kasprzyk for Varón

"He's like an extension of my hand," Formichetti says about Kremer. "Our tastes are so similar. I'm not very good at making things so he does it for me."


Alban Adam, All photos by Kacper Kasprzyk for Varón

"He's my brain," Formichetti says about Adam. "Everything I think about the brand, he articulates into reality. And he's not a boring PR person, which is nice."


Matthew Bredon-Huger, All photos by Kacper Kasprzyk for Varón

"He's my little brother," Formichetti says about Bredon-Huger. "The stylish little French brother I never had."

On Lady Gaga's looks and whether they're copied from other artists: "In short, no, we don't have other people's looks on the wall and we don't try to copy anyone. That would be a stupid thing to do, no? Do people really think Gaga would go and look at a music video and say, 'That's a cool video, let's redo that'? People only think that because that's the only reference they have."

On that fat controversy: "I get really sad when people judge me and think I'm snobby because of stuff they read on the internet, like stuff about old people or fat people that's taken completely out of context. It gets blown out of proportion. It's sad but I have to keep moving, and keep believing in what I'm doing."

On Thierry Mugler: "For me he's like God, you know? So I don't really wanna... I don't really want to know what he thinks. Of course I'd like for him to love it, but I don't really want to... For me he's someone so high, but I'm not here to please him. If he doesn't like it, it would make me sad but he's not why I decided to take the job. The reason I changed the name to Mugler instead of Thierry Mugler was to make it less personal and more of a brand as opposed to a French couturier. I want it to become a global brand."
· Varon Magazine [Official Site]