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“Among the other designers to reap the rewards of the unusually scrutinised fashion week was the Italian-Japanese designer Nicola Formichetti, who counts Lady Gaga among her fans and was widely congratulated for her debut collection for Thierry Mugler.” This quote comes from yesterday’s Guardian, in a fashion story labelled: John Galliano scandal puts spark back into Paris fashion week: Dior designer’s indiscretion may have hit the big names, but the minnows see a silver lining. Last time I checked, Nicola Formichetti was very much a man. But I’ve been wrong before. (Prettiest girl ever! Or so I thought.)
To be fair, this was most probably a mistake in the editing department, but still funny. And the article did give us some other genius quotes, including this one on the John Galliano scandal:
“The intrigue, bar-room brawls and court proceedings brought a new dynamic and will have created renewed interest in fashion,” she said. “The scandals gave the whole business a shot of adrenaline, including for the business side. It wasn’t bad news for the French fashion industry at all.”
“It allowed fashion writers to get back to what they used to do, being proper journalists writing about fashion news rather than giving a critique of clothes as though they were talking about movies and art,” Thomas said. “It had become so boring writing about clothes, which can be pretty and interesting but not the most intellectual pursuit ever known. I mean, at the end of the day a pencil skirt is just a pencil skirt.”
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