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Thierry Mugler Couture Vintage Sand Tulle Skirt & Gold Leather Corset Top & Belt



This is an absolutely showstopping vintage rare Thierry Mugler gold leather strapless corset style top and layered tulle skirt evening outfit. This could be worn as an alternative to a traditional evening dress. The gold corset has a removable row of tulle to match the skirt across the top and a signed gold belt with a gold gilt buckle. The top is fully "boned" and closes in back with hooks & eyes and snaps. The floor-length asymmetrical skirt zips up the back and has four layers of sand - with a blush tinge tulle with two snaps at the waist. The layers of tulle are gathered at points along the top to create interesting draping along the bottom. Lined in the upper two layers with a cream fabric. Made in Italy and fits like a size 2. Please review the measurements as a guide for the best fit. Skirt: WAIST: 24” HIPS: 36” LENGTH: 45” Top: BUST: 32” WAISt; 26” LENGTH from top of bust line to bottom: 13.5” LENGTH from underarm to bottom: 10”


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    Marked Size: See description (NA)
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    Wear consistent with age and use. Overall excellent condition. Corset is missing a snap but fully closes w/ hook & eyes. There couple of faint small spots, tears and tiny holes at the bottom of the tulle but they are not very noticeable because of the volume.
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    Portland, OR
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    Seller: 29421stDibs: LU22328855201

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Thierry Mugler

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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