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Nicola Formichetti Is Leaving Mugler, Taking Gaga With Him

Nicola and Gaga at the 2011 Mugler show via Getty
Nicola and Gaga at the 2011 Mugler show via Getty

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Nicola Formichetti is parting ways with Thierry Mugler, the luxury company he was charged with propelling to success back in 2011, WWD reports. Official reasons weren't offered but it sounds amicable at least on Mugler's part: "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."

Recall that "modern imagery and design" means Lady Gaga's ass, so what will the company do without Nicola, Lady Gaga, or her ass? Time will tell but it will "build on its highly successful legacy in fragrance and its new momentum in fashion," said the company's director general.
· Mugler, Nicola Formichetti Part Ways [WWD]
· Nicola Formichetti's First Mugler Bag Range Lands Next Month [Racked]
· Nicola Formichetti on His Shopbop Bag: 'I Wanted to F*ck it Up' [Racked]