French fashioner Thierry Mugler has died at the age of 73.
All fashion world pay tribute to Thierry Mugler, who created with an infinitive energy and colorful imagination throughout his life and beyond all boundaries. He was one of the unforgettable names of the European podiums in the late 1980s and early 90s.
Even though minimalist forms dominated the 70s, early 80s was influenced by exaggerated lines and voluminous designs. And Mugler also dominated the podiums with cinch-waisted and giant shoulders designs.
Even though minimalist forms dominated the 70s, early 80s was influenced by exaggerated lines and voluminous designs. And Mugler also dominated the podiums with cinch-waisted and giant shoulders designs. He loved latex as well as curves. His story of fashion began in Paris, when he opened his first boutique in the 1970s.
By the time, his theatrical designs with broad shoulders and plunging neckline began dominated the fashion world. He has dressed such icons as David Bowie, George Micheal, Sharon Stone, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. For instance, his metallic robot bodysuit was worn by Lady Gaga in her music video “Paparazzi” in 2009. Besides these dresses, icons appeared in movies with his elegant designs inspired by fish and mermaids. He designed an elegant and long black dress for Demi Moore in “Indecent Proposal” (1993). Well, yes, Mugler is known for his assertive and bold designs, but he also showed that iconic clothes can be created with simple elegance.
Besides fashion, he took photographs and directed music videos. He directed George Micheal’s hit music video “Too Funky” in 1992. And his perfume… He announced his brand for perfume in the same year. The perfume became popular later years, yet unlike the perfume brands, his success in the fashion podiums began to overshadow towards the 2000s. He stepped away from the fashion podiums in order to realize more creative project during those years. He designed costumes for Beyoncé’s “I Am… World Tour” in 2009 and “Zumanity”. Another bold design that Kim Kardashian wore at the Met Gala in 2019 was also designed by him.
Having rejected retrospective exhibition offers from several museums and art galleries, he finally collaborated with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for “Thierry Mugler, Couturissime” exhibition in 2019.
He was a director, show conceptor, perfume creator, costume designer and photographer. And American designer Christian Siriano wrote: “Another icon lost today. Rest well in ultimate beauty, #thierrymugler. You opened many many doors.”