with fashion director and designer Nicola Formichetti

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From Lady Gaga's famous meat dress to spearheading the creative vision of Mugler, Diesel, and Uniqlo to starting his own label Nicopanda, Nicola Formichetti has cemented himself within the fashion industry as a foremost stylist and artistic director. But early on in his career, Nicola got fired--a lot. In our conversation, he explains how he’s learned to listen to his gut (as well as the guts of other people in the room), the secret to his legendary collaborations with Lady Gaga, and how he managed the sharp learning curve of being a creative and a businessman.

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