Famed fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler dies at 73


2019 file photo of French fashion designer Thierry Mugler during the presentation of his exhibition "Couturissime" at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died on January 23, 2022 at the age of 73 of "natural causes". – AFP

Manfred Thierry Mugler, a French fashion designer whose work was worn by some of the most prominent figures in entertainment, died on Sunday. He was 73 years old.

Mugler's death was confirmed through a post on his official Instagram.

"We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler," reads the post. The same message is also written in French. "May his soul Rest In Peace."

Mugler was born in Strasbourg, France on Dec. 21, 1948. After training in interior design at the Strasbourgh School of Decorative Arts, he entered the world of fashion in 1971 by designing clothes for Karim.

In 1973, at the age of 26, Mugler created "Cafe de Paris," his first personal collection. After being launched onto a global scale, he opened his Paris boutique and began to attract international recognition for his emphasis on broad-shouldered designs evoking the styles of the mid-20th century.

1999 file photo of French fashion designer Thierry Mugler after the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2000 ready-to-wear collection in Paris. – AFP1999 file photo of French fashion designer Thierry Mugler after the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2000 ready-to-wear collection in Paris. – AFP

Mugler made a formal exit from ready-to-wear fashion after the turn of the century, though he continued to work as a designer and artisan. Alongside a line of fragrances and cosmetics, Mugler has collaborated with Beyonce, Cirque du Soleil and Serhat. He has also designed for Kim Kardashian West, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, David Bowie, George Michael, Miley Cyrus, Sharon Stone, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid, Diana Ross and many more figures.

Mugler has also directed short films and commercials and designed costumes for various film and theater productions. In 1988, he published his first photography book, Thierry Mugler: Photographer.

Beyond fashion, Mugler was a longtime bodybuilder. He was also openly gay and has been a much-adored figure among the LGBTQ+ community. – Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

obituary , Thierry Mugler


Next In Style

Aishwarya Rai and more, the best red carpet looks at Cannes Film Festival
Hand-painted personalisation for fashion lovers
How Asian celebrities are taking over the fashion world, one brand at a time Premium
Petroleum jelly is being used to replace mascara, and the results are amazing
The sweet smell of trash? Perfumers are using waste to concoct new scents
Celebrity Style: Why Rihanna is such a maverick in the fashion world
Vanity Fare: Restore and refresh with the right beauty products
Style Watch: Actress Jasmine Suraya Chin shows versatility in dressing up
Would you be recognisable in real life based on your glamorous beauty snaps?
The superwomen of Malaysian fashion and the influence they had on the scene Premium

Others Also Read