Nicola Formichetti: ‘I Think Old People Should Just Be Old and Go Away’

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02:  Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga and Sebastian Peigne walk the runway during the Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Gymnase Japy on March 2, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga, and Sebastien Peigne. Photo: Francois Durand/2011 Getty Images

In an interview for British Elle's "Collections" edition, Nicola Formichetti stated, "I think old people should just be old and go away," adding, "It's not about being in the industry for ten years anymore: it's about good ideas." To give him the benefit of the doubt, his comment seems to refer to older, established people in the fashion industry, not the elderly in general (we don't want to misconstrue things, after all). He continues: "[Fashion] still has this elitist feeling — it's really scary ... Me and Gaga, our motto is 'fuck fashion' because we love it so much we want to destroy it and start again and keep it fresh." [Elle UK via Daily Mail UK] Related: Nicola Formichetti Claims W Misquoted His Views on Fat People