Uber stylist, fashion editor and fashion director Nicola Formichetti was born in Japan on May 31 1977 to an Italian pilot and Japanese air hostess. He is known in the fashion industry as DIESEL artistic director and for collaborations with singer Lady Gaga.

His work for Dazed & Confused led to him working for big names in the world of fashion publications like Harper's Bazaar, V and Arena Homme. Nicola has also designed for many fashion houses like Dolce & Gabanna, Iceberg, Gareth Pugh, Prada and Alexander McQueen and brands like Nike, H&M, Puma, Umbro, Edwin and Topman.
Nicola Formichetti
Formichetti started collaborating with Lady Gaga in May 2009 with their first cover shoot for Magazine V61.
Their first immensely successful music video, Bad Romance was voted 'Video of the Year'. They also won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
Formichetti's work for Lady Gaga's album Fame Monster also gained worldwide recognition.
In late 2010, Nicola worked as the stylist and fashion director for Gaga's music video, Telephone Love. The same year, in September he took a position as Creative Director in MUGLER
Gaga's performance of her song 'Alejandro' at American Idol was also styled by Formichetti. The year 2010 came to an end with Lady Gaga was named Best Dressed of the Year, all thanks to Formichetti's impeccable styling.
Nicola Formichetti discovered Rick Genest — aka Rico, aka Zombie Boy, aka that guy with the mad skull tattoo on his face — and got him to walk in his debut men's collection, basically becoming the face of Mugler.
Formichetti was among the honourees for the 2018 Emery Awards, which recognise individuals and organisations that demonstrate outstanding leadership within the LGBTQ+ community.

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