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Best known for his work with Gaga, which will continue, Formichetti is also fashion director of the magazine Vogue Hommes Japan. Last month he was awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards in recognition of his contribution to recent pop culture.
Formichetti replaced Rosemary Rodriguez, who was herself credited with reviving the ready-to-wear branch of the avant garde label in 2008, after it had become little more than a perfume brand.
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