Rest in Peace: Thierry Mugler Dies at 73
The fashion world has lost another legendary designer, as Thierry Mugler died this morning at age 73. The news came via his official Instagram page, which shared a photo of a black square, along with a statement expressing that his soul “may rest in peace”. Information about the cause of death has not been released.
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Mugler’s sophisticated, sexy and avant-garde take on tailoring shook the foundations of what womenswear could be, and his other-worldly creations influenced a whole generation of designers. Launching his first collection in Paris in 1973, fashion editor Melka Tréanton was responsible for fast-tracking his career.
By the ’80s, he was an internationally recognised designer and he explored all facets of inspiration: 1950s suits, sci-fi elements, unusual fabrics, aquatic creatures, motorcycle details and alien features were not off the table for Mugler. His realm of imagination bled into the fantastical, and his runway shows reflected the dramatic yet playful nature of his clothing.
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