In short: there’s a controversy regarding an interview with Nicola Formichetti (Thierry Mugler’s creative director, Lady Gaga’s stylist) from the August 2011 issue of W Magazine. In the said interview, among other (important, relevant) issues, Nicola said he doesn’t like fat people.
The next day after his quotes went viral on the fashinterwebs, Nicola said he was misquoted. Now W answered also, saying that they went through the audio and the transcripts of the interview and (guess what?) Nicole wasn’t misquoted, he said those exact words expressing his exact feelings about fat people. Refinery also found the below image (at right) in Nicola’s Facebook profile pictures folder. I rest my case. (after the jump, the quotes)
“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. (Nicola Formichetti)
i know i should just leave it but…i really hate when writers just write whatever they want… ‘i dont work with fat people…’ why would someone say such a thing?! (Nicola again)
After double-checking both the print and audio transcript, W firmly stands behind its reporting of its interview with Nicola Formichetti. (W Magazine)”
Yes, Nicola, why would someone say such a thing? (via)