Legendary Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dies Aged 73
Mugler began designing in the 1970s, and eventually became known for his dramatic, avant garde designs.
French fashion icon and designer Manfred Thierry Mugler died on Sunday at the age of 73. The information was published on the artist’s official social media account. The reason for death was not reported.
The French designer’s team announced Mugler’s passing Sunday, sharing a black square to his personal Instagram profile with the announcement.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace,” the caption read.
Born December 21, 1948, in Strasbourg, France, Mugler began designing in the 1970s. He eventually became known for his dramatic, avant garde designs. In 1973, at the age of 26, Mugler created “Café 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.
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 Beyoncé, 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.
Stars from all industries have shared their condolences and disbelief over the designer’s death. Supermodel Bella Hadid commented “Nonononono😔”