I first learned about Nicola Formichetti from the winter edition of the H&M Magazine (you know, the one you get in the store for free). The interview article with Lady GaGa by Anja Cronberg reveals to us that Nicola Formichetti and Lady Starlight (a DJ who hwas been with GaGa since her very first shows) who are her biggest fashion stylest. With them she has formed her own creative collective under the name Haus of GaGa including them as her stylists.
His background is interesting. He's half Japanese and half Italian, growing up between the two countries. He sat down with New York Times recently ansaid that he doesn't really like working with celebs which I found to be really interesting being that GaGa is like the biggest celeb today. He describes meeting GaGa as "instant love". His attraction to her was unique and describes their relationship as natural which is opposite of what he feels when celebs approach him.
Aside from adding on "stylist to Lady GaGa" to his resume he also has been Fashion director of VOGUE HOMMES JAPAN, Senior fashion editor of ANOTHER MAN, Contributing fashion editor of V, V MAN, ANOTHER , the creative director of DAZED & CONFUSED
His works that he's best known for are:
Lady GaGa's Monster Ball Tour
Bad Romance music video
Styling Chloe Sevigny (one my indie favs)
Styling style icon Ashley Olsen
Styling Ashton Kutcher
...just to name a few
And most recently the size issue of V magazine COMES OUT TODAY! (one of my favorites):
Nicola does have a blog so be sure to follow it and him on twitter.