The Bizarre and the Beautiful Well if there’s one thing the beginning of 2011 could not be accused of it’s being boring! To date we’ve witnessed the fall of John Galliano, Gaga went goo-goo over ice cream, Charlie Sheen lost the plot, and the world has had to deal with a huge disaster… yes Britney had another come back performance! Fashion, as always is in sync with the current trend of the extreme, and London Fashion Week provided us with one of the most bizarre international fashion weeks we have ever attended. There were Zombies, Corpse Brides, Dalmatians, a real 7ft inflatable model, and there was an entire show made of human hair!! The beautiful are without doubt becoming more bizarre and as the silly season is about to kick in... sit back and enjoy the ride!
Rick Genest Possibly the most talked about man in fashion at the moment and certainly the most tattoed! Rick Genest aka “Zombie Boy” is taking the industry by storm. Discovered on Facebook by Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti, the Montreal born street performer has since walked the Parisian catwalk for Thierry Mugler, grinded with Gaga in her “born this way” video, and is currently filming motion picture 47 Ronin with Universal Pictures and Mr Matrix… Keanu Reeves. And that’s only the beginning. Designers and stylists are said to be fighting to get their hands on the inked up heart throb, so it’s no surprise Nicola Formichetti went to extreme lengths to secure him as his muse. Reportedly Formichetti paid over $20,000 in outstanding police fines that Genest had for sleeping on the streets, in order to issue him a new passport and allow him to attend Paris Fashion Week. Backstage after the show crowds of women surrounded him trying to get their photo taken and he simply smiled and said “I’m super privileged”, then slapped a journalist on the back and sighed “It’s great isn’t it?”
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