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Thierry Mugler

(December 21, 1948, to January 23, 2022, Aged 73)


Early photo. The French designer originally from Strasbourg started out as a ballet dancer.



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.


Original TM design


It is theatre.


Original TM design



It is fantasy.


Original TM design


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.


Original TM design


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.



Ok, I could see some of us in this little number. Love the shoes too!



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.


Jerry Hall (Mick Jaggers former wife) wearing a Mugler design from the Insect Collection (1997)


However, it was on the catwalk that Mugler danced unabashedly and without caution into a fertile world of science fiction.


Female Warrior


Mugler was entranced with corsets and bustiers.


And yes, I believe that is a whip in the mannequin’s hand.


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.


From Mugler’s Water Nymph’s collection called Les Atantes or the Atlanteans


Mugler was inspired by mythology


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.




Fashion DIVA Jeanne Beker with Thierry Mugler


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!

Don’t miss this interview! Better still, sign up for the whole series by CLICKING HERE.

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

Click Here to Buy Your Ticket!

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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  1. Trish Tonaj on February 13, 2022 at 9:52 am

    This is such a great post Diane. We share a similar passion…as a recent attendee in your Women of Global interest series I found the interview with Debbie Travis very entertaining and winning a copy of her book. Inspirational! As a lover of fashion, I’m looking forward to the next interview…

  2. Shardie Stevenson on February 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Bizarre mind and imagination! Not fashion …as you say …. a mix of theatre and science fiction! Definitely designed to shock!
    Looking forward to your interview with Jeanne Beker …. iconic Canadian fashionista!!

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