Nicola Formichetti Designing Costumes For ‘Pop’pea’ Opera

Photo: Patrick McMullan
Nicola Formichetti.

How's this for a chic pack of culture vultures? Rodarte's doing the ballet, Christian Louboutin's down at the Crazy Horse Cabaret Show, and the last time we saw Gareth Pugh, he was hoofing it up in a Liza Minnelli/Sally Bowles tribute.  

Now it appears that there's more fashion drama to come. Mugler creative director/Lady Gaga BFF Nicola Formichetti has revealed on Twitter that he will be designing the costumes for an upcoming production of the pop-rock opera Pop'pea.

"[It's a] dream come true," Formichetti tweeted of his collaboration with the Monteverdi adaptation, which will run from May 29 to June 7 at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet.

Naturally we've got our fingers crossed for a cameo by Lady Gaga in a Brünnhilde-style horned helmet, but there's at least one pop star appearance that's already in the bag: Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond (ahem, "Tainted Love") has been cast in a lead role.

What? It's not like Pavarotti was available ...