Zombie Boy

Nicola Formichetti and Rico the Zombie

Is Social Media Shielding Designers From Criticism?

Mugler Creative Director Nicola Formichetti with his model and muse, Rick Genest, a.k.a. Zombie Boy, whom he met through Facebook.
Without Lady Gaga on the runway (she only appeared in video form this year), Nicola Formichetti’s second collection for Thierry Mugler garnered tepid reviews.  Yet one of the same reasons cited for Formichetti’s less-than-stupendous collection — too much commitment to the digital world at the expense of his actual clothes — might also be shielding the designer from his critics.

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