Theirry Mugler – Fashion Design

“The prophet of Futurism”, as he has been referred to, Thierry Mugler is an instinctive designer who never looks for inspiration, who strongly feels that his clothing is ‘modernistic’ and not ‘futuristic’. 

Born in Strasbourg, France on 21 December 1948 Thierry Mugler is a fashion designer, photographer, and creator of a fashion design company of the same name. Trained as a ballet dancer, he also studied design and created garments for friends. He moved to Paris in 1970 and worked as a window-dresser while building a reputation. He founded his label for women in 1974, and began designing for men in 1978.

Mugler’s work over the next two decades had a unique style that was very much of its time: it was strong, angular, sometimes almost cruel. Shoulders were wide and padded; waists were wasp-like. Prints were banished: Mugler’s clothes came in solid, dominating colours. Collars had exaggerated points, or flamelike cutouts. The insect kingdom was a constant influence, as were the ladies and gentlemen of film noir.Image

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Mugler’s fashion style did not survive the 1990s, though vintage versions of his clothes are still popular on auction sites like eBay. Owned since 1997 by the French cosmetics and skincare company Clarins, Thierry Mugler Inc. is now mostly known for its perfume division. The couture division was closed in 2003 due to increasing losses. All Thierry Mugler ready-to-wear is now produced under license agreements, as is a line of eyeglasses. Mugler’s fashion style did not survive the 1990s, though vintage versions of his clothes are still popular on auction sites like eBay. Owned since 1997 by the French cosmetics and skincare company Clarins, Thierry Mugler Inc. is now mostly known for its perfume division. The couture division was closed in 2003 due to increasing losses. All Thierry Mugler ready-to-wear is now produced under license agreements, as is a line of eyeglasses.thierry-mugler-alien-2-piece-gift-set-perfume

He collaborated with the Cirque du Soleil in 2002, a group which performs all over the world. He directed “Extravaganza”, one of the scenes of Zumanity, but also created all the costumes and the identity of the characters in the show, which ran for several years at theNew York Hotel in Las Vegas.

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In 2009, Thierry Mugler worked as artistic advisor to singer Beyoncé. He created the costumes for her “I Am… World Tour” and gave his artistic vision to the staging, lighting, the decorations and the choreography.

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http://www.mugler.com/int/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Mugler

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/thierry_mugler/biography.php

http://www.infomat.com/whoswho/thierrymugler.html

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/fashion/289751/thierry-mugler-to-design-beyonce-tour.html

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