Last Night's Party: Nicola Formichetti Brands Party Goers With Panda Stamps at His Pop-Up Shop
It seemed all of lower Manhattan got their freaky dressing on last night to celebrate the opening of Nicola's, Nicola Formichetti's pop-up concept store with BOFFO Building Fashion. The black-leather-filled line that snaked up Walker Street held enough silver studs to decorate a Hun army, and I counted no fewer than six people with primary-colored hair all before even entering MI-5, the uber-cool bar next to the pop-up where Thierry Mugler parfums was throwing the celebration. The outfits themselves weren't the only unusual sight. Rarely do you encounter a store in the middle of Tribeca with an interior of fractured mirrors and a giant panda in the window. But that's Formichetti for you; the Thierry Mugler designer and Gaga stylist is always mixing it up. So how did it all come about? "Boffo approached me and asked if I'd be interested in opening a store," Formichetti told us. "And I was like, 'Well, it's not like I'm not busy.'