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 Rico, aka Zombie Boy, aka that guy with the mad skull

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...

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...

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...

Rick Genest with his tatted up face, artfully done to look like a skeleton, was discovered on Craigslist and became the face of Thierry Mugler, under Creative Director Nicola Formichetti and his right hand lady, literally, Lady Gaga. It might seem that a face like that has one trick pony...

Rick Genest Is Not Tattooed Quite Everywhere, But Probably Will Be Someday As the story goes, when Nicola Formichetti discovered his muse Rick Genest (aka Rico) on Facebook a few months ago, he immediately invited him to the Mugler menswear show in Paris. There was a snag, though, when it...

) 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...

Now a heavily tattooed guy, Rick Genest, has found its way from Facebook to Fashion book as he took the world by storm with a little help from Thierry Mugler. Get ready to radically change your tattooed perspective associating (really) heavy ink with flowers and flowery jewelry! Fashion...

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 Rico, aka Zombie Boy, aka that guy with the mad skull

 

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