Thierry Mugler’s creative director Nicola Formichetti (who is probably much more famous stateside as the Man Who Dresses Lady Gaga) just made a statement he’ll hopefullyy regret soon to W.
Formichetti described styling a rock band (Erran Baron Cohen’s Zohar, suspects Jezebel) and how it was the last time he worked with fat people. He didn’t offer much insight into why working with “three fat guys” was “so ghetto” but apparently it was way less fun and glamorous than working with models and non-fat people. Says W:
One shoot, which involved dressing a rock band, was particularly unfortunate. “I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids,” he recalled. “And I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.”
We wonder if Lady Gaga (whose message of acceptance and self-love was most recently on the charts in the form of “Born This Way”) is displeased with her BFF for this one.
It’s a shame to see someone like Formichetti–who’s often sold as an outsider and fashion misfit–parrot this kind of bullshit. But that’s (often) the fashion industry for you, unfortunately: you can be different as long as you’re the same.