Thierry Mugler is deceased: tribute in 3 pieces

Thierry Mugler is deceased: tribute in 3 pieces

Thierry Muggler alongside Kim Kardashian at the inauguration of the exhibition “Thierry Mugler: couturissime” at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts .

Deceased at the age of 73, Thierry Mugler is one of the creators and great couturiers who knew how to reinvent fashion, the very concept of fashion shows, and free women from certain shackles. This versatile artist has also imagined and created pieces and products that quickly became icons, even essentials, of fashion and beauty… starting with the famous perfume “Angel”.

Angel, a mythical perfume

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It is one of those perfumes that you love or hate, in other words that leave absolutely no one indifferent. Housed in an iconic star-shaped bottle, “Angel” is Thierry Mugler's very first fragrance, launched in 1992, just 30 years ago. Just as in the world of fashion, where his futuristic looks seduce the biggest planetary stars, Thierry Mugler puts his avant-garde at the service of perfumery by proposing the very first gourmet fragrance, a real olfactory surprise, characterized not by scents of flowers, as we were used to then, but with notes of praline and patchouli. A star was born, tearing itself away like hotcakes across the world, crossing the decades, and rivaling the greatest successes of perfumery like Chanel's N°5 and Dior's J’adore.

The Chimera dress, a work of’art

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If Thierry Mugler has never stopped innovating, chaining year after year dresses, each more extravagant than the other – and having, in passing, resorted to upcyclinglong before the process became fashionable, one dress in particular stood out for its extraordinary character, but also for the meticulous work that went into its design. Presented by a totally transformed Adriana Karembeu during the fall-winter 1997-1998 haute couture show, the “Chimère” dress takes the form of a spectacular sheath adorned with scales, notably embroidered with crystals and feathers, transforming the wearer into a a fantastic and fantasized animal. Key piece of the exhibition presented for the first time at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime”, the haute couture dress is today considered one of the most expensive in the world.

Kim Kardashian's wet look dress

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Scrutinized by the entire planet, the looks of Kim Kardashian are the subject of criticism as much as praise, often going beyond measure. No wonder, considering that Thierry Mugler was one of the reality TV star-turned-businesswoman's favorite designers. But if there's one dress that's gotten a lot of attention, it's the one worn by the fashion icon at the Met Gala in 2019: a wet look dress designed by Thierry Mugler himself. Chosen for the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' theme, the dress was seen as a masterpiece of creativity and craftsmanship, showcasing Kim Kardashian's curves sublimely. The only downside, the help of several assistants had been necessary to allow the star to put on the corset, knowing that the dress itself prevented her from moving as she pleased throughout the evening. Art in all its splendor!

A tribute signed MMFA

“I am deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Manfred Thierry Mugler – a creator with an overflowing imagination whom I had the privilege of working with, who had given us his trust and his generosity to design the first exhibition of his own. be fully consecrated. The fashion world is losing a multi-talented prodigy, who marked the history of ready-to-wear, haute couture and perfumery with his fantasy and avant-gardism”, emphasizes Thierry- Maxime Loriot, curator of the exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime.

“ For Mugler, the great designer of our time, women's fashion should evoke power, strength and audacity . He saw a warrior in every woman and worked with remarkable creativity, conviction and courage. His creations are true works of art and he will be greatly missed. We express our deepest sympathy to his family and those who knew him closely. says Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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