photo nicola formichetti
Pushing Fashion Boundaries in an Era Without Any
By CATHY HORYN
This week, preparing for his Thierry Mugler debut on Jan. 19 at the Paris men’s shows, Nicola Formichetti was in Montreal photographing a young man named Rick Genest, whom he found on Facebook and is known as Rico. Mr. Genest had his body tattooed to resemble a skeleton, with blackened eye sockets and ghoulishly large dentiture on his lips. “Rico is my muse,” Mr. Formichetti, who styles Lady Gaga, wrote in an e-mail.