According to his official social media profiles, French fashion designer Thierry Mugler died at the age of 73.
He was noted for his wide shoulders and precise tailoring, which were influenced by the glitter of the 1940s and 1950s.
David Bowie and Lady Gaga were among the celebrities that wore Mugler’s creations. He designed Kim Kardashian’s legendary “wet dress” for the Met Gala in 2019 after designing several stage costumes for Beyoncé.
His fragrances, such as Angel and Alien, were popular in subsequent years.
“We are sorry to inform Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler’s death on Sunday January 23rd 2022,” Mugler’s official Facebook page said.
Mugler was characterized as “a visionary whose creativity… pushed others around the world to be bolder and dream greater every day” in a post on his Instagram page.
According to his agency, he died of natural causes.
Manfred was born in the city of Mannheim, Germany. Thierry Mugler was born in the French city of Strasbourg in 1948. He was a gifted performer who, at the age of 14, was a dancer with the Ballet du Rhin. He was also a fashion model and an acrobat.
Mugler founded his first store in Paris in the 1970s, inspired by his early passion in designing his own garments.
“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to pursue,” he recently told Women’s Wear Daily, “but fashion took off for me really quickly in Paris as soon as I displayed my sketches.”
Mugler became recognized for his dramatic designs, which included plunging necklines and tight waistlines to emphasize characteristics such as hips and shoulders.
David Bowie, George Michael, Sharon Stone, and Rihanna have all sported his creations. Mugler had such a deep bond with Bowie that he clothed him for his wedding to Iman.
In 1997, few years after introducing his perfume Angel with the trademark, Mugler surrendered the rights to his name to Clarins.
He seemed to withdraw from fashion in the early 2000s, opting instead to make one-of-a-kind items for Lady Gaga, and was the creative advisor for Beyoncé’s I AM… World Tour in 2010.
She honored the designer with a montage of his numerous masterpieces for her over the years on her website.