Nicola Formichetti, the stylist who dressed Kim Kardashian for her recent fashion shoot in Elle magazine’s latest issue, has revealed how designers refused to lend the reality star their clothes.
Nicola Formichetti, 35, the stylist behind Lady Gaga’s masterful wardrobe, admitted that calling in high-end samples for Kim Kardashian posed “a challenge” for him.
“People wouldn’t lend me the clothes,” Nicola Formichetti explained to the magazine.
“But that’s fashion snobbery.”
Nicola Formichetti, who is the creative director of Mulgar and fashion director of Uniqlo, said he approached several designers who all declined in having their clothes worn by Kim Kardashian with “less-than-model-like-proportions”, as Elle described her five-foot-two-inch frame.
“She’s not the It Girl yet, but she will be,” he said.
Nicola Formichetti said the duo worked with what they were given, including several Tom Ford pieces, as well as Roberto Cavalli, and Victor and Rolf, and managed to put together several looks.
Nicola Formichetti, the stylist who dressed Kim Kardashian for her recent fashion shoot in Elle magazine’s latest issue, has revealed how designers refused to lend the reality star their clothes
On Twitter on Thursday, Nicola Formichetti backed away from the remarks, claiming his words had been twisted.
“Taken out of context again..Working with @kimkardashian was amazing we had more than enough options for @ellemagazine !!” he wrote, adding that he was looking forward to working with Kim Kardashian again.
Kim Kardashian meanwhile gushed to the stylist in a behind-the-scenes video: “I love being transformed and I love, like your, vision of who you think I am. That’s always so inspiring to me and so interesting to see someone else’s take on me.”
She added that no matter what clothes Nicola Formichetti had to work with, most importantly he “understands a woman’s body”.
“When I work with someone that I really respect, I work with trust,” Kim Kardashian said to Nicola Formichetti.
“So even if I’m not comfortable in something; I trust, like, your vision to push me a little bit.”
However, Kim Kardashian admits she was “really nervous” to take part in the shoot as working with Formichetti was “just a dream come true”.
Kim Kardashian has posed for the March issue of Elle magazine where she is styled by Lady Gaga’s fashion director Nicola Formichetti.
Kim Kardashian, 32, poses for a series of sultry shots for the publication, with some of the pictures showing her looking distinctly different from her usual image.
The majority of the photographs show the reality star with dramatic dark cats eye make-up and darkly drawn eyebrows.
One shot shows Kim Kardashian channeling a 1960s look with big backcombed hair, pale lipstick and round Chanel drop earrings, sporting a Tom Ford patent leather jacket.
Kim Kardashian’s famous curves are also on show – one snap shows her in a low cut white Viktor & Rolf dress and a beaded wool Roberto Cavalli blazer.
“I love being transformed and I love your vision of who you think I am – that’s always so inspiring for me and so interesting seeing someone’s take on me,” Kim Kardashian tells Nicola Formichetti on a behind-the-scenes video on Elle’s website.
“When I work with someone I really respect, I work with trust,” the reality star adds.
“Even if I’m not comfortable in something, I trust your vision to push me a little bit.”
However, Kim Kardashian admits she was “really nervous” to take part in the shoot as working with Nicola Formichetti was “just a dream come true”.
Kim Kardashian has posed for the March issue of Elle magazine where she is styled by Lady Gaga’s fashion director Nicola Formichetti
Stylist Nicola Formichetti, who has worked with Lady Gaga since 2009 on her album covers, performances and videos, says he was impressed with Kim Kardashian’s down to earth air and the fact she arrived at the shoot with no entourage.
“I travel alone,” reveals Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her first child by boyfriend Kanye West.
“I don’t have an entourage and I’m sick of my family right now and they’re my only entourage!
“I like to vibe out by ourselves and sometimes when you have lots of other people there, it gets in the way.”
But it wasn’t all plain sailing, Nicola Formichetti admitted that designers refused to lend him clothes because of “fashion snobbery”.
According to Radar Online, Nicola Formichetti revealed that it posed “a challenge” for him after the stylist claims he approached several designers who declined having their clothes worn by the star.
“People wouldn’t lend me the clothes,” Nicola Formichetti explains.
“But that’s fashion.”