While viewing a repeat broadcast of the Brit Awards that included a performance by Lady Gaga, dedicated to the late and dearly missed Alexander McQueen,it suddenly struck us,what a phenom and unique talent the Lady actually is.
Whether you love or hate the music she produces, one cannot escape the truly brilliant visuals that she forever brings forth, which led to the question of who designs/styles this ever evolving envelope- pushing talent..
Though we are sure Ms. Gaga is the one truly in charge of the "Gaga" brand, we are informed (with a little "fan" help, thx Nata) that the brilliance of Italo-Japanese fashion editor at large, Nicola Formichetti, is largely responsible for the look of the Lady.
Born of an Italian father and a Japanese mother in 1970, Mr. Formichetti, a man of formidable talent, is an editor at large as well contributing editor for many of the biggest and well known fashion publications, such as ARENA and Vogue Homme Japan.Creative director for Dazed and Confused, Nicola also has quite an impressive client list that includes la creme de la creme of today's major young stars. Scarlett Johanson, Justin Timberlake as well as the too hot to handle Robert Patterson, and the forever uber cool Chloe Sevigny and heart throbs Gael Garcia Bernal and Jake Gyllenhall are just a few under his creative wings.Given that, we believe his true genius is in his editorial work.