Nicola Formichetti, also known as the creative director of Dazed & Confused and of more recent, Lady Gaga’s stylist, told French quarterly magazine WAD that as a youth he not only shoplifted from Vivienne Westwood’s London store, but also went through stalked Alexander McQueen and searched his bin bags.
“I was the biggest Vivienne Westwood fan. So I started working at her store. I used to steal a lot of things there. One day, the manager told me, ‘People have been stealing. We now have to check everyone before the leave the store.’ That day, I had a bag full of accessories. So I threw it into the bin. My plan was to wait for the cleaning lady to throw the bins outside, and then to retrieve the bag. She came 30 minutes after closing. And just when I was ransacking the bins, I saw my manager watching me. He started yelling: ‘You will never work here again.’”