Thierry Mugler Epic Show With Lady Gaga Modeling Debut Uses Minx Nails
Team Inspirationail was so excited to hear that Minx made an appearance at Thierry Mugler’s Fall/ Winter 2011 Collection in Paris on March 2 that we had to share some pics. Head Minxes and co-founders Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin were in Paris for a fab show that featured Lady Gaga on the runway. Don’t forget to check out the preview of Lady Gaga Government Hooker live from the show in the video below.
A Trendsetting Show
Driven by Nicola Formichetti, the new creative director of the Thierry Mugler brand (& Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist), this is one catwalk show that made fashion history. Backstage video cameras captured every second of preparation and streamed it live the physical audience in Paris and a worldwide internet audience. This was made particularly entertaining by the presence of Lady Gaga herself.
“This was the first time a major brand has revealed the secrets behind the magic of the runway,” said Janice, who was backstage assisting lead nail stylist, Marian Newman, and her team of Helen Lysle-Taylor, David Barton, Lucy Galsworthy, Kimberley Casey and Mirka Poikkeus. “Including Lady Gaga really added excitement to the presentation,” added Dawn, who kept herself busy applying Minxed tips to 35 models for the presentation.
Lady Gaga wore long, pointed stiletto nails with matte black Minx & a “trashed” uneven finish.
Marian was delighted when Nicola asked her to do the show and immediately proposed Minx for the nail fashion. She thought it’s versatility would be great for such a unique show, not to mention being able to collaborate with with the head Minxes for customised results.
“If you want a totally unique concept, then there really is no other choice,” explained Marian.
Nicola was looking for a nail form that was animalistic and cat-claw like, yet elegant. He requested a variety of deep matte shades (& a few sheer ones) to match the ensembles specific to each model. The creation of the nails was completed during the show, as was the installation onto the models’ fingertips or, in some cases, onto the tips of their gloves.
With every step captured on the live video feed, the nail stylist team was featured as an integral component, (as we know they are).
“I’m especially pleased that Nicola agreed to use Minx for this historic show,” said Marian. “Minx Professional has revitalised the world of nail fashion and was the perfect choice to represent the future of nails in the fashion industry.”
Lady Gaga – Government Hooker Preview at MUGLER Womenswear Autumn/ Winter Video
As always, thanks to the Minx team for sharing these fun images, thanks to Marian and her amazing team for her always-fab nail fashion & thanks to photographer Becky Maynes for being backstage.