Mugler Creative Director Shelled Out 20K To Get Zombie Boy To Paris, The Story Of The Red Louboutin Sole Revealed, And More Fashion News

Zombie Boy a.k.a Rick Genest.
Photo: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler.

• To get the excessively tatted Rick Genest (aka Zombie Boy) to Paris to walk in the Mugler runway shows, Nicola Formichetti spared no expense—the creative director paid off Zombie’s nearly $20,000 legal fees, which were preventing him from getting a passport. That’s dedication (related: We love you Zombie Boy! Call us!). {Fashionologie}

• We’d always imagined that Christian Louboutin got his red sole idea from a magical fever dream or even Louis XIV. But, really, he admits in the New Yorker that the idea came while watching an assistant paint her nails. Exactly where we get all our best ideas. #fumes {Glamour}

• The Obama ladies’ frocks were cute, but what really caught our eyes was Michelle, Sasha, and Malia’s wrists, loaded with chunky bracelets. Hmmm, we wonder if President Obama felt left out. {Glamour}

• Inspired to rock armfuls of jewelry now? Grab these… {Refinery}

• To promote her new album, Born This Way, Lady Gaga released a photo of herself looking deliberately emaciated (prosthetic cheekbones, painted eyebrows, etc.). Thoughts? {Daily Mail}

Christie’s is auctioning off a RIDIC Chanel package that includes a hotel stay in Paris, dinners, front row seats at the Chanel Couture fashion show, a meet-and-greet with Karl Lagerfeld, and a Chanel handbag. Bids are currently at $21,000 (!!!), and proceeds go to earth-preservation non-profit organizations. {Coco Perez}

• That Burberry Bonded Nappa Biker Studded Trench coat that EVERY celeb is wearing these days costs almost $8,000! Why don’t you save yourself $7,940 (for college or a car or an international vacay) and DIY that ish. Here’s how… {Who What Wear}

• Yo, kids, GQ magazine is on the hunt for NYC-based fashion lovers to intern in the publications Fashion Editorial department over the summer for college credit. What are you waiting for? {Fashionista}

• And, P.S.: MTV Style is hiring too! We’re looking for a Production Assistant who is a fan of fashion, music and pop culture, and who can write (about fashion, music and pop culture) at a dizzying pace with a dazzling point of view—who can DANCE. {Mediabistro}