French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned in fashion in the 1980s, died this Sunday at the age of 73 of “natural causes,” according to his agent Jean-Baptiste Rougeot.
“We are devastated to announce the death of Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday, January 23, 2022. May his soul rest in peace,” says the brief message posted on his Instagram account. The text is not accompanied by any image, just a black box.
In his long career, Mugler dressed some of the biggest names in the world, including Kim Kardashian -who wore her suit during the 2019 Met Gala-, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jerry Hall, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, David Bowie, George Michael, Linda Evangelista, Demi Moore, Megan Fox , Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Sharon Stone, Diana Ross, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Wright, Bella Hadid… and many others.
Mugler’s work toit spanned at least three different decades of fashion, and was beloved by Hollywood stars.
In addition to his contribution to fashion, the French also left its mark on the world of fragrances, with a line of perfumes that continues to be a bestseller.
As detailed vanity, Mugler was very innovative in the use of materials, in the 1990s, he took to the catwalk garments made of latex, glass, a two-piece rubber piece and a robotic armor (Maschinenmensch) inspired by ‘Metropolis’ and made together with the aeronautical engineer Jean-Pierre Delcros.
“My true vocation is the show,” the French creator used to say.
In fact, the designer conceived his parades as functions. The garments were part of a theatrical show with models, scenery, music and lights. Y he was the first designer to sell tickets to his shows: 4,000 people bought tickets for 175 francs to attend the parade of 350 models on its tenth anniversary.