Rick with Mugler's creative designer Nicola Formichetti
I first spotted photos of this guy's amazing FULL BODY TATTOOS on Tumblr ages ago but at the time I assumed it was just makeup... NO, those are his actual tats y'all!
There's something so captivating and beautiful about him - perhaps not one to bring home to the maw and paw, but jeeeeeze I can't tear myself away from these! Here's a wee vid as well for your pleasure:
I don't tend to pay a huge amount of attention to models (unless it's Stone, Moss or Lee-Kershaw) but this dude has IT. True, his is a look that wouldn't work too well commercially (understatement of the century?) but for MUGLER's apocalyptic/futuristic/alien vibe, zombie boy is the obvious choice.
Gaga clearly felt the same, since her video for Born This Way also features Genest, and the mad vibes echo MUGLER's direction, so I guess it makes sense. Still REALLY wish the actual song was better though...
What do we think??