Thierry Mugler, Avant-Garde French Fashion Designer, Dies at 73

Manfred Thierry Mugler, the avant-garde French designer famous for his extravagant fashion shows and for having dressed the likes of Grace Jones, Demi Moore, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Céline Dion and Kim Kardashian West, has died. He was 73 years old.

The official Instagram account of the Mugler brand revealed the designer’s death on Sunday. “#RIP. We are devastated to announce the death of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday 23 January 2022. May his soul rest in peace”, reads the caption of the post.

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His agent told AFP that Mugler had died of “natural causes” and was planning to announce new collaborations this week.

Entering the French fashion scene in the 1970s, Mugler became one of the industry’s dominant names in the 1980s. Her bold and sexually confident outfits with powerful broad-shouldered silhouettes became a sensation and her runways, which famously drew inspiration from things as varied as robots and insects, were must-sees.

Manfred Thierry Mugler was born in Strasbourg, France in December 1948. As a teenager, Mugler studied drawing, interior design and dance, with career aspirations in the latter. He moved to Paris to pursue a career in dance but found his calling in fashion, quickly earning a reputation for the clothes he designed for himself. He worked as a freelance stylist for a few years before showing his first collection under the name of Cafe de Paris in 1973. He launched his namesake label the following year.

Inspired by the likes of Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Dior, Mugler went against the Parisian haute couture trends of the time, focusing his energy on decidedly Parisian dresses like the little black dress and trench coat, adding a modern and confident touch. classics.

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