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Thierry Mugler

French, 1948-2022

Fashion as sculpture, as avant-garde expression, as spectacle: Thierry Mugler’s career pushed the boundaries of what fashion design and clothing could mean.

Mugler, who went by Manfred in recent years, founded his brand in 1973 with his first personal collection. By the late 1990s, he was more famous for his fragrances, thanks to the brand’s best seller Angel. But the designer’s vintage evening gowns and dresses have recently returned to red carpets, worn by stars like Kim Kardashian and Cardi B.

Thierry Mugler’s penchant for performance, drama and costuming came from his background in ballet, having danced as a teenager with the Opéra national du Rhin in his hometown of Strasbourg, France. In the 1980s and ’90s, his couture shows were theatrical and futuristic, similar to those of his contemporaries Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix. In one of Mugler’s shows, the then-pregnant legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland (part of the coterie of glamorous muses associated with designer Halston) was suspended from the ceiling and then glided down the runway surrounded by clouds of smoke. Mugler would become known for his immaculate tailoring as well as for his increasingly avant-garde designs that featured sharp cuts, sexy and fetishistic elements, an integration of metal and uniquely treated materials like PVC and leather.

Recent years have seen Mugler’s archival designs, especially from his 1995 haute couture show, take center stage, coinciding with the resurgence of camp in fashion and the return of bodycon dresses. The brand’s roster of clients has included some of the most visionary figures in fashion, from David Bowie and Diana Ross to Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, and the founder’s influence on over-the-top fashion can be seen in the work of designers such as Jeremy Scott and Alexander McQueen.

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A Thierry Mugler Couture Little Black Dress Circa 2000
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2000 France Little Black Cocktail Dress in black silk crepe decorated with long iridescent sequined fringes by Thierry Mugler and dating from the 2000s. Short dress with round...

Early 2000s French Thierry Mugler

1990s Thierry Mugler Chartreuse Green Satin Sculptural Lace-Up Bustier Crop Top
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a chartreuse Thierry Mugler silk satin corset. This absolutely incredible silk corset features a cinched waist and an architectural peplum design. From the 1990...

1990s French Thierry Mugler

Vintage Thierry Mugler Black & Yellow Cotton Pique High Low Halter Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Portland, OR
This is a truly fabulous vintage 1980's Thierry Mugler black cotton pique halter dress with yellow accents. The dress has Mugler's signature elements including his iconic shapes, sna...

Late 20th Century Thierry Mugler

THIERRY MUGLER 1994 Black Jacket / Blazer With Tulle Collar and Cuffs
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Arnsberg, NW
THIERRY MUGLER 1994. luxurious, elegant blazer by Thierry Mugler with tulle collar and cuffs. Unique collector's item! Buy Now Or Cry Later! The jacket is in very good condition (...

1990s Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler Black Linen Jacket With Sculptural Green Enamel Buttons, 1990's
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Atlanta, GA
Thierry Mugler black linen blend jacket with amazing green and silver enameled buttons in a star shape. The jacket design is classic Mugler with cut out vents and a modified wasp wa...

1990s Thierry Mugler

Vintage Thierry Mugler Size 7.5 Abstract Colorful Sequin High Heel Shoes Pumps
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare beautiful vintage early 1990s / 90s THIERRY MUGLER colorful abstract sequined high heels! Features abstract geometric prints in Kelly green, turquoise blue, fuchsia pink, yellow...

1990s Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler Vintage Blue Rubber Like Stars Jacket
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Nice, FR
THIERRY MUGLER vintage blue rubber like jacket embellished with silver toned stars. This jacket features : - Soft blue rubber like fabric. - Textured silver toned stars embellisheme...

20th Century Thierry Mugler

Vintage Thierry Mugler Red Gold Lenses Medium Size 1980's Paris Sunglasses
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Super cool vintage THIERRY MUGLER 1980’s sunglasses. Red translucent frame with gold mirrored lenses. This pair is an style statement. The piece could show minor sign of wear due to...

1980s Thierry Mugler

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Thierry Mugler fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Thierry Mugler fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, purple and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of André Courrèges, Pierre Cardin and Christian Lacroix appealing. 1stDibs features haute couture, vintage and designer Thierry Mugler fashion from top boutiques around the world. The price for these items starts at $116 and tops out at $28,885, while the average work can sell for $996. Thierry Mugler fashion prices can vary depending upon time period and other attributes.

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