Nicola Formichetti Doesn’t Hate Fat People, Says Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti worked with this non-skinny model.

W Magazine recently sat down with Nicola Formichetti and the newly installed Mugler creative director, frequent Lady Gaga collaborator and celebrated stylist ruffled a few feathers with a quote that seems to imply he’s in the Limited Creativity Club of designers, stylists and fashion types who just can’t figure out how fashionable clothes can work on a non-sample size body.

“I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids. 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,” he said, recalling his early styling days.

So there’s that, and the slightly annoying reemergence of the term “ghetto” for situations that really don’t seem to be.

There’s no clarification on that, but Formichetti did take to Facebook to challenge the “I don’t work with fat people” portion of the W quote. Formichetti posted several photos of “non-skinny” people he’s indeed styled since then, including plus-size models from V magazine’s infamous size issue with a number of captions that suggest there may have been more to Formichetti’s quote than was included in the article.

“dont [sic] believe all what you read on line..heres another favorite photo i created with beautiful scottee scottee for dazed. no matter if you are fat, skinny or whatever, we’re all born this way.” {Nichola Formichetti Facebook page}

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