Montreal's Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy) is the talk of the fashion world thanks to Nicola Formichetti. After being appointed the new creative director for Thierry Mugler, Nicola discovered Rick on Facebook and quickly annointed him his menswear muse. Rick went from obscurity to...

Rick Genest (Zombie Boy) before tattoos and Rick Genest for Ford Homme. Photo: Courtesy of Facebook/Ford Homme Rick Genest, also known as "Zombie Boy" for, um, obvious reasons, has been on EVERYONE'S radar as of late. He is the most-talked-about star of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video...

We knew Nicola Formichetti found Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy or Rico) on Facebook, but the rest of his origin story was pretty mysterious until now. In an illuminating interview with Hint Magazine, Formichetti opens up about finding his muse. The tale goes like this: Formichetti...

Please read as its quite moving, sort of. There are some things for which money, distance, even the law, are no object. If you have a muse, this won't be news to you. Here's the incredible but true story of how Mugler's new creative director Nicola Formichetti discovered Rick Genest—aka...

Nevermind Gaga walking for Mugler, who everyone seems to be raving about is Nicola Formichetti's muse and model – the skeleton tattooed Rick Genest – also known as ‘zombie boy' and ‘Rico' – a lovely young man from Canada whom he found on Facebook . Rick's ambition was turning himself into a...

" Just when we think we can't become ANY more obsessed with Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" muse Zombie Boy aka Rick Genest, he always finds a way to weasel his cute little self back into our lives and knock us dead (heh). Most recently he was spotted in the November issue of Inked magazine (how...

Rick Genest for Auslander fall 2011. Photo: Made In Brazil The pairing, shot in Brazil by Marcelo Krasilcic and for the Brazilian clothing label Auslander, isn't particularly noteworthy at first glance. Rick/Zombie does silly boy modeling poses in a relatively normal black hat, a...

) Luckily, the fine people over at Schön! magazine were ALSO curious and actually covered Rick in makeup to see what he'd look like sans tats—in gorgeous clothing, nonetheless. GENIUS. Turn up those fans, ladies, it's time to ogle. Rick Genest in Schön! 14 - Strike!. Photo: Courtesy of...

For long time, tattooed individuals, especially the ones with higher percentage of inked skin surface than your average newspaper were not to be taken lightly. More tattoos, more seriously you have to be taken or else... Now a heavily tattooed guy, Rick Genest, has found its way from...

Here's the incredible but true story of how Mugler's new creative director Nicola Formichetti discovered Rick Genest—aka Rico, aka Zombie Boy, aka that guy with the mad skull tattoo on his face—and got him to walk in his debut men's collection, basically becoming the face of Mugler. Of...

 

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