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(December 21, 1948, to January 23, 2022, Aged 73)
Notwithstanding that I know nothing about runway fashion, I think Thierry Mugler is one designer that really got it right.
Fashion on the catwalk is not intended for real life, or for real men or women.
It is theatre.
It is fantasy.
Or just plain fantastical!
While other designers of his era were creating ready to wear “haute couture” for the rich and famous, Thierry Mugler’s creative mind ran wild, marrying his drawing pencil which seemed obsessed and possessed with some alternative universe, with bold fabrics, materials, and colours that ranged from sublime to outlandish.
He was known early on as the seriously “out there” designer.
Mugler died last month, and it was just a coincidence that I had recently been to his exhibition in Paris that had opened at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris on September 30, 2021, where it will run until April 24, 2022. Entering the darkly lit exhibit, I knew I was in for a wild ride.
Over his career Mugler dressed the more histrionic celebs like Beyonce, Madonna and Kim Kardashian, developing dramatic signature looks for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Diana Ross and Lady Gaga.
However, it was on the catwalk that Mugler danced unabashedly and without caution into a fertile world of science fiction.
Mugler’s fashion shows were renowned for being extravagant affairs held in arena-like environments, and it was no wonder that he also regularly designed costumes for musical comedies, concerts, operas, and the theatre, creating costumes and sets for the likes of Cirque du Soleil for instance.
Stop me if you see anything you like!
Note: The featured image at the top of the blog was taken on a real ice flow in Greenland.
Mugler also liked to take his creations and models out of their comfort zones.
The next Guest for my Women of Global Interest Series was a dear friend of Mugler’s —
and is someone who really does know fashion!
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FASHIONING A Fabulous Life!
A Conversation with International Fashion TV Personality,
Fashion Editor and Author Jeanne Beker
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5;30 pm London
No one has done more to bring the exotic world of fashion and “haute couture” into the homes of everyday women than 69-year-old TV personality and fashion editor Jeanne Beker.
Jeanne is best known as host and producer of the internationally syndicated (130 countries) TV program “Fashion Television” (FT) which ran for 27 years.
From Toronto, New York, Paris, and Rome, Jeanne has interviewed and rubbed shoulders with the world’s elite from top models such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to designers from Valentino to Karl Lagerfeld, to celebrities from Beyonce to Madonna.
Join me as we take a deep dive into the life and times of this indefatigable woman who started out studying theatre, and ended up with a front-row seat covering fashion as no one had ever done before.
Another great story about how a woman of a certain age
is making the most of every chapter of her life!
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Diana Bishop the founder of The Success Story Program and A Woman of a Certain Age in Paris as well as a well-known correspondent with over 25 years working for CTV, CBC News, and NBC News. She loves travel, writing, and all things Parisienne.