French designer Thierry Mugler, who ruled 1980s fashion and continued to delight international stars with his spectacular outfits, died on Sunday aged 73.

Futuristic outfits

The stylist who reigned over fashion in the 1980s died this Sunday, at the age of 73, of a “natural death”, announced his press officer. “We have the immense sadness to inform you of the death of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler which occurred on Sunday January 23, 2022”, specifies the press release. The famous “Mugler woman” Thierry Mugler marked the history of couture and his era by creating futuristic, sophisticated and extravagant outfits for his models. In the 1980s, the “Mugler woman” upset the codes, with her accentuated shoulders, plunging necklines and corsets. This silhouette has been around the world, from Jerry Hall to Kim Kardashian.

Thierry Mugler
. Dominique Issermann, ; Stern (Allemagne),1995. Photo : © Dominique Issermann.

Tributes from Diana Ross and Beyonce

The designer was also an accomplished director, and made his mark in the 1970s, by creating grandiose fashion shows. The Frenchman also enjoyed major success with the creation of his “Angel” perfume, launched in 1992, which even managed to rival Chanel’s mythical N°5. The first tributes arrived overnight from the United States. Singer Diana Ross shared on Twitter a photo with the French designer during one of his shows in Paris in 1990, with these words: “I will miss you, Thierry Mugler, it was a wonderful time in our lives”. “Rest in peace, Thierry Mugler,” singer Beyonce wrote on her site, in a black-and-white photo of a smiling Thierry Mugler. The one who was now called Manfred Thierry Mugler left fashion in 2002, but without breaking with his radicalism. The stylist had recourse to cosmetic surgery and began to practice intense body building to transform his body. His death came unexpectedly, he still had plans and was to announce new collaborations that night.

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