Lady Gaga's homeboy and fashion stylist Nicola Formichetti has stepped down from his post as creative director at Thierry Mugler.
Made famous for his work with Lady Gaga (he created the infamous meat dress for the singer and has designed countless costumes for her since 2009), Nicola hinted at the news on Monday (April 1) when he tweeted, “Big announcements coming this week!!.”
The French fashion house Thierry Mugler and Formichetti “mutually agreed” to part ways after their two-year creative partnership. Formichetti was hired by the brand back in September 2010, and went on to drastically change its creative vision along with its name to MUGLER.
“It was a challenge to re-invigorate the house for a new generation and audience, particularly one that has grown up exploring fashion through the Internet,” Formichetti explained in the Mugler press release.
Nicola also introduced Gaga to the French fashion line. She provided the soundtrack for his first two runway shows with the brand, walked in one of his women’s wear runway shows, and her derrière inspired a handbag line that Nicola created for the brand in September.
“He will be a historical part of the Mugler legacy and known as the force that catapulted us forward." Joel Palix, director general of Mugler said in a statement. Mugler is expected to release a "new strategic plan" soon, reports WWD , which plans to "build on its highly successful legacy in fragrance and its new momentum in fashion."
Nicola currently works as the creative director of Uniqlo, creates fashion for his own line Nicopanda, and continues to create dazzling looks for the one and only Gaga.