Jewelry Designer Rodrigo Otazu Collaborates With Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti for Thierry Mugler

By Rodrigo Otazu, PRNE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NEW YORK, September 28, 2011 -

-The fashion film will air during Thierry Mugler’s Paris Fashion Week Presentation-

What happens when you combine the minds of international pop and fashion icon Lady Gaga, creative director and stylist Nicola Formichetti, and respected jewelry designer Rodrigo Otazu?  Anything!


Creative visionary, and the force behind the outrageous “House of Gaga”, Nicola Formichetti, and Rodrigo Otazu will collaborate with designer Theirry Mugler on a short film that will serve as the backdrop for Mugler’s Paris Fashion Week runway presentation.

Rodrigo Otazu has been busy creating custom pieces for Nicola Formichetti’s live action fashion editorial, which will be shot by famed photographers Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.  The film will feature their muse, Lady Gaga, donning elaborate and provocative designs in a sub-Saharan-like futuristic wasteland.  Large pectoral necklaces and African tribal jewelry, with Rodrigo’s signature ornate use of Swarovski crystals and modern metallic adornments, will be the focal point of the film.

Formichetti first discovered Rodrigo Otazu at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Rodrigo designed elaborate jewelry for Britney Spear’s infamous “Slave 4 U” performance.  

The trio of Formichetti, Gaga, and Rodrigo first combined creative energies during the 2010 Video Music Awards, where Rodrigo designed a jeweled beef clutch and jewelry for the notorious “meat dress”.  From that moment a match made in fashion heaven was born.

Rodrigo Otazu is a self-taught jewelry designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is currently based out of New York City.  In addition to numerous collaborations with Lady Gaga, iconic powerful women such as Madonna, Grace Jones, and most recently Mary J. Blige have worn his designs; also his jewelry was featured in the film Sex in the City 2.

More information about Rodrigo Otazu and his designs can be found on his website,, and on his Facebook page,


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