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Gaga stylist, fond of red meat as fashion, to head Thierry Mugler

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The Paris-based Thierry Mugler brand announced on Monday that Nicola Formichetti had been named creative director of its men’s and women’s ready-to-wear lines beginning with the fall-winter 2011-12 collections.

Formichetti, 33, is a consultant whose client list includes Japanese retailer Uniqlo and magazine Vogue Hommes Japan (he serves as fashion director of both), and a stylist whose celebrity clientele includes one known for her over-the-top ensembles -- Lady Gaga. (At his personal blog, Formichetti credited himself as stylist for Gaga’s multiple-outfit VMA appearance Sunday night that included this ‘meat dress’ by Franc Fernandez.)

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Formichetti comes on board following the departure of Rosemary Rodriguez, who has served as artistic director at the fragrance and fashion brand since 2008, and according to a press release released Monday, his addition is part of a larger reshuffling at the French label that includes Sébastien Peigné as the head designer of the women’s collections, and Romain Kremer as the head designer of men’s.

-- Adam Tschorn


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