Misquoted or misguided? Nicola Formichetti on fat people

So, apparently Nicola Formichetti‘s made some less than flattering remarks about fat people in the latest issue of W magazine.

Recalling a shoot several years ago in which he had to dress a rock band, he said:

“I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids. And I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.”

Not quite the ‘be yourself, don’t conform, love everyone’ mantra his most successful stylee, Lady Gaga, preaches.

But perhaps not all is what it seems. Ever the embracer of social platforms, Formichetti took to his Facebook page yesterday to prove he does, in fact, work with fat people, and that he was misquoted by the magazine (nb: all quotes below are, naturally, covered with a blanket of (sic)).

“i know i should just leave it but…i really hate when writers just write whatever they want… “i dont work with fat people…” why would someone say such a thing?!” he wrote under a picture of plus-size model Solve Sunsbo he styled for V magazine, adding “one of my favorite story!!” in the comments.

Shortly after, he posted another picture from the same shoot with the caption: “you dont need to be skinny to look gorgeous!!! heres another favourite picture i created for v magazine. dont believe everything you read on line please…”

In fact, a further three photos of various plus-size shoots he’s styled then followed, all captioned with similar sentiments:

“i always worked with different body types. beauitful sammy for dazed with mariano vivanco GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES -AMEN FASHION.”

“dont believe all what you read on line..heres another favorite photo i created with beautiful scottee scottee for dazed. no matter if you are fat, skinny or whatever, we’re all born this way.”

“ok. im going to stop.. but one last thing. lol . just so you all know i just worked with beth ditto and also another iconic non-skinny person for the next issue of VMAN with steven klein so dont read everything you read on line – love you all.”

The latter ended with some sort of boob symbol that we’re a little perplexed by, but he does make a point.

So, here’s our question to you: was Formichetti misquoted, or doth the designer protest too much?

[W mag]

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