I took this shot of Nicola Formichetti speaking to Style.com’s Tim Blanks after the Thierry Mugler fall/winter 2011 show in Paris last month.

Nicola Formichetti backstage at Thierry Mugler fall/winter 2011 fashion show.

If you haven’t done so, you may want to READ today’s very inspiring Women’s Wear Daily feature on Nicola and the House of Mugler.

It’s always wonderful to have visionary people like him who embrace online media and push fashion communication forward, rather than going against the grain to take ten steps back. Progress doesn’t happen if we’re all dictated by the past.