DEATH – The great French couturier Thierry Mugler died this Sunday, January 23, 2022, it was announced in a press release on Instagram and Facebook.
“We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler which occurred on Sunday January 23, 2022. May his soul rest in peace”, can we read in the caption of a black square published in the evening on the official account of the stylist world-renowned.
His press officer Jean-Baptiste Rougeot told AFP that the creator had died of “natural death”, and unexpectedly. The great couturier still had projects and was to announce new collaborations at the beginning of the week, according to the latter.
Born in Strasbourg in 1948, the couturier created his first “Café de Paris” collection in 1973. The following year, he created his own brand in his own name and opened his first boutique in Paris, place des Victoires, in 1978.
His style is quickly identifiable: he adopts hyper-femininity -sometimes criticized- and refined silhouettes for some and declines his vision of modernity for men a little later.
Her fame exploded in the 1990s, particularly with her first haute couture show at the Ritz in Paris. Mugler makes his parades real shows that bring, with other designers, a new dimension to fashion.
Requested by a star audience, the couturier decided to concentrate on the artistic direction of perfumes in 1992 and launched “Angel”, whose olfactory notes like the bottle would make it a classic.
In financial difficulty at the end of the decade, the Thierry Mugler house was bought by the Clarins group, which put an end to haute couture in 2003. Ready-to-wear, accessories and perfumes remained active, but the couturier moved away little just off the mark.
Almost twenty years after leaving the fashion industry, Mugler – who has since adopted Manfred as his new first name – returns to the fore in 2019 with collaborations with stars like Kim Kardashian, at the Met Gala or in magazine covers, and Cardi B, at the Grammy Awards.
A retrospective of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts recently put it in the spotlight before traveling in September 2021 to Paris, to the Museum of Decorative Arts, where it will be visible until April 24, 2022.
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