The Hilton Brothers: Tyrants + Lederhosen featuring Nicola FormichettiNicola Formichetti is best know as Thierry Mugler’s creative director and Lady Gaga’s stylist, but
Nicola Formichetti is best know as Thierry Mugler’s creative director and Lady Gaga’s stylist, but in a twist of fate, he stepped to the forefront, as he allowed Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, collectively The Hilton Brothers, to take intimate portraits of him. “The Hilton Brothers: Tyrants + Lederhosen” at the Christopher Henry Gallery in Manhattan fill feature the collaborative effort between the three men in what will certainly be a provocative evening. In addition to the Tyrants + Lederhosen exhibition, the Hilton Brothers have a new book by the same name. The self-described “photo-anthropologists” have packed their artistic travelogue with shots from their globe-trotting travels over the past eight years. Solberg’s 2008 shot of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio is among the more indelible images in the Tyrants + Lederhosen show and book.