Thierry Mugler “Angel” sculptural chocolate wool jacket, circa 1979 For Sale
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Thierry Mugler “Angel” sculptural chocolate wool jacket, circa 1979


Thierry Mugler was among the first of many designers to reflect a new breed of women who were no longer ladylike or fragile. The designer’s work is often so sculpturally rigid that it acts as armour ,visually and metaphorically. Mugler’s aesthetic and philosophy is similar to that of Alexander Mc Queen. Their clothing provides protection, creating warrior women who are fierce ,strong and impenetrable; and who own their sexuality. This exceptionally sculpted jacket from the designer’s early collection incorporates a heavy science fiction element. Mugler’s interest in the future and the figure’s relationship to its surroundings created a garment that transforms the female figure into a human sculpture. Constructed from wool gabardine, the jacket features raglan sleeves with small sculpted ailerons at the cuffs, decorated with metal arrow head buttons. The exaggerated asymmetric notched collar and precise tailored inverted sunburst pleats at the front, together with a waist adorned with a belt and metal buckle, creates an overall look, that is a direct nod to an imaginary utopia in which women are half-angels and half-cosmonauts. A very rare “Angel” piece which represents the zeitgeist of the time. That is heaven is indeed attainable with the help of a space ship.


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    Measurements Bust: 36inch/91.5cm Waist 31inch/78.7cm Shoulder: 19inch/48cm Total length: 21.5inch/55.5cm
  • Marked Size
    40 (EU)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
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