Nicola Formichetti Claims W Misquoted His Views on Fat People

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 19:  Nicola Formichetti after the Thierry Mugler: Paris Fashion Week Menswear A/W 2011 show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011-2012 on January 19, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images)
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Nicola Formichetti is telling his fans on Facebook, "dont believe everything you read on line [sic]," after some quotes of his from W's new profile of him by David Colman made the rounds. Formichetti, the Mugler creative director and stylist to Lady Gaga, spoke to W about starting out as a stylist. The story reads:

One shoot, which involved dressing a rock band, was particularly unfortunate. “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 last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.”

Formichetti responded on Facebook by posting photos from the plus-size issue he worked on for V magazine. Under one, he writes, "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?!" And under another: "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..."

Earlier: Nicola Formichetti: ‘We Don’t Need Magazines’