Everybody is talking about how Lady Gaga made her catwalk debut for Thierry Mugler’s Fall/ Winter 2011 collection and I’ve got some backstage pictures of Lady Gaga and the Mugler models and all of the info on how Minx created the fabulous, if slightly out-there (well it is Gaga) nail art for the show…

Lady Gaga backstage at Thierry Mugler with Minx nails

Lady Gaga backstage at Thierry Mugler with Minx nails

Minx co-founders Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin were backstage at the Thierry Mugler show, where Janice & Dawn were assisting the lead nail stylist Marian Newman and her team apply Minx to 35 Mugler models and of course Lady Gaga herself…

Thierry Mugler models backstage

Thierry Mugler models backstage

Nicola Formichetti, both the creative director of the Thierry Mugler brand and Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist asked Marian to do the nails for the show and Marian suggested Minx, because of its versatility – if you can imagine it, chances are Minx can create it!

Thierry Mugler model getting Minx nails applied backstage

Thierry Mugler model getting Minx nails applied backstage

Nicola explained to Marian that he wanted a nail form that was animalistic and cat-claw like, yet elegant.  He requested two or three types of matte noir, matte nuit, matte olive, matte peach, matte Wedgewood blue and electrique blue.

Thierry Mugler model getting Minx applied

Thierry Mugler model getting her Minx applied

So what we’ve been waiting for…  Lady Gaga wore long, pointed stiletto nails with matte black Minx with a “trashed” uneven finish achieved by stretching the Minx over the free edge of the nail and twisting.

Lady Gaga backstage at Thierry Mugler showing off her Minx nails

Lady Gaga backstage at Thierry Mugler showing off her Minx nails

Hmmm well Lady Gaga’s Minx nails might be a wee bit over the top for everyday! But they def suit her and I love the bright blue the models are wearing in the pic above!

Tonnes of independant salons do Minx manicures and if you’re in London WAHnails do Minx at Dalston and in Topshop. The official UK site for Minx is www.SweetSquared.com and they have all of the current designs and a salon locator to help you find a Minx salon near you and the official Minx site MinxNails has salon locators for just about everywhere!

The photos are all by Becky Maynes