Photos: Katherine Lowe
If you’re a fan of young men whose torsos, arms, hands, faces and scalps are entirely covered in tattoos; models dripping with crude oil; bum freezer jackets or the colours blue, black and orange, then Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer’s first show for Mugler was for you. As the man responsible for creating Lady Gaga’s legendary style, Formichetti knows a thing or two about visual drama. He did it tonight with the casting – inked or greased up boys, the ethereal veils that floated as they walked past, and the thumping music, curated by Ms Gaga herself (though sadly, she didn’t make a personal appearance).
The overall feeling? A little fetishistic, a little strange and a little hard to wrap one’s head around on first glance – much like Lady Gaga herself. Judging by those standards, one can only assume it’ll be a platinum selling success.
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