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Nicola Formichetti: 'Lady Gaga's style evolution was natural'

Nicola Formichetti has revealed he’s reteamed with former client Lady Gaga.

Designer Nicola Formichetti wasn’t surprised when Lady Gaga toned down her style as it was a “natural” evolution for her.

The creative director of Diesel worked with the popstar for several years as her stylist, picking quirky outfits for her to wear including the controversial meat dress she donned at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. After they parted ways in 2013 the musician’s aesthetic changed and became a lot more relatable compared to her previous garish garments.

“My old assistant, Brandon Maxwell, took over after me and there were mixed reviews,” Nicola recalled to “But, of course I know her so it was very natural to see her take this evolution of style because her music is changing. In every cycle, she transforms into another person but it's always her. It's incredible. We've started collaborating again and I'm actually making some stuff for her at the moment.”

What Nicola loves about Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, is how fearless she is with her risk taking outfits, though he insists their intention was never to “shock” people during their work together.

She isn’t the only outrageous celebrity the fashion star has worked with though; Nicola recently dressed rock star Marilyn Manson for the cover of Dazed magazine. The finished result was Manson wearing a white long-sleeved Vetements top with the words ‘YOU F**K’N A**HOLE’ on the front as he crushed a soda can in his hand.

“He's incredible,” Nicola said of the Goth legend. “He had such amazing energy and was playing his new music on set. He's such a beautiful man. I've always been a huge fan of his, and still today he's rocking it.”

Quizzed on who he’d like to work with next Nicola cited singers Sia and Bjork, as he “loves” women with strong personalities.

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