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...

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...

Nicola Formichetti's latest collection for Mugler menswear walked in Paris this afternoon, and his Spring 2012 offering included impeccable suiting pieces—some in fluorescent colors—that surely won't need endorsement from Lady Gaga to become best sellers. However, you wouldn't be able to tell...

The more Formichetti and Gaga found out about Zombie Boy, the more they wanted to help him. "We found out why he couldn't get a passport, because he was homeless. He had a lot of fines or something because he was always sleeping on the street... he just kept telling me, 'I'm not a criminal,...

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...

Christopher Oct 21, 2011 Montreal's Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy) has been is the talk of the fashion world this year. Nicola Formichetti declared the 25-year-old his Mugler muse, he starred in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video and he's appeared in numerous high-profile...

And not the sexy bad-boy kind either. World Wide Web – We reported earlier that in aninterview with W, Nicola Formichetti is quoted to have said: "I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids," he recalled. "And I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the...

Zombie Boy a.k.a Rick Genest. Photo: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler. • To get the excessively tatted Rick Genest (aka Zombie Boy) to Paris to walk in the Mugler runway shows, Nicola Formichetti spared no expense—the creative director paid off Zombie's nearly $20,000 legal fees, which were...

Here's the Brazilian label Auslander's Spring/Summer 2012 campaign featuring Andrej Pejic & Rick Genest – known as Zombie Boy, photographed by Marcelo Krasilcic and styled by Antonio Frajado and José Camarano. Muse to Thierry Mugler creative Nicola Formichetti, Zombie Boy soared to fame after...

Brazilian brand Auslander has chosen Rico "Zombie Boy" Genest (made famous when Nicola Formichetti, the creative director for Thierry Mugler used him in the S/S 2011 collections ad campaign and runway show alongside Lady Gaga) and model Andej Pejic (the iconic model filling up magazines for...

 

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