Tuesday the newly named creative director of Mugler Designer Nicola Formichetti was quoted in W magazine as saying:
One shoot, which involved dressing a rock band, was particularly unfortunate. “I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids,” he recalled. “And I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.”
Now he is saying that his words were twisted and he was misquoted by the fashion rag. If in fact he did say this it would be in direct contradiction to the philosophy and mantra of his one of his largest clients, as he is the creative designer for “Born this Way” Lady Gaga.
After the article came out and plus sized models and I am assuming many “fat” people were offended he took to his social networking outlets to “clear up” the matter. The self proclaimed “Gemini,” he said—“I’m a two-faced bitch!” had this to say on his offcical Facebook page:
I don’t know you tell US. Ok Here’s the thing I don’t know if he said it or not, but I can image those words floating uncensored out of a designers mouth it has happened before, whether slightly in jest or in totally candidness. I can also image that the concept of being “Misquoted” being WTF did I say PR damage control. Either way we should all learn to watch our words.