23 Facts About Thierry Mugler


Thierry Mugler was one of the first designers to champion diversity in his runway shows, which often tackled racism and ageism, and incorporated non-traditional models such as drag queens, pornstars, and transgender women.


Thierry Mugler's fall 1995 haute couture collection, marking the 20th anniversary of his brand, was staged at the Cirque d'Hiver venue in Paris; and has been referred to as the "Woodstock of Fashion", for having over 300 designed looks, an elaborate set design, dozens of high-profile supermodels and a performance from James Brown.


Thierry Mugler designed for the London boutiques Mr Freedom and Mother Wouldn't Like It in the 1960s.


Thierry Mugler began designing clothes for Gudule, a Parisian boutique.


In 1973, Thierry Mugler created his first personal collection called "Cafe de Paris".


Thierry Mugler used exclusively Maud Frizon footwear in his late seventies-early eighties women's collections, the most influential shoe designer of the period.


Thierry Mugler would continue into the following decade with his 1940s-style shoulders on 1950s-tailored suits amid retrograde Wagnerian showmanship.


Thierry Mugler designed the dresses of Viktor Lazlo for hosting Eurovision 1987.


Thierry Mugler created the black dress worn by Demi Moore in the 1993 movie Indecent Proposal.


Thierry Mugler regularly designed costumes for musical comedies, concerts, operas and the theatre.


Thierry Mugler worked with Robert Altman and George Michael.


Thierry Mugler directed the first advertising film for one of his fragrances, Alien.


Thierry Mugler directed "Extravaganza", one of the scenes of Zumanity, and created all of the costumes and the identity of the characters in the show.


In 2009, Thierry Mugler worked as artistic advisor to singer Beyonce.


Thierry Mugler changed the brand name to MUGLER, removing the first name, and in January 2011, he launched the revival of the brand's menswear collection in collaboration with Romain Kremer.


In December 2013, House of Thierry Mugler announced David Koma as the artistic director.


In 2016, Thierry Mugler created and directed the music video and staging for San Marino's Eurovision Song Contest entry "I Didn't Know" performed by Turkish singer Serhat.


In 1996, Thierry Mugler followed up Angel with a male version named Angel Men or A*Men.


In 2006, Thierry Mugler completed a project for the launch of Tom Tykwer's film Perfume.


In collaboration with the IFF company, Thierry Mugler created a box set of fifteen compositions.


In 2019, he said "Thierry Mugler" was a label and a brand, and as such he wanted to move on to other things.


Thierry Mugler actually took a piece of bone from my hip and put it on my chin, so I don't have any plastic or silicone.


Thierry Mugler died of natural causes at his residence in Vincennes, Paris, on 23 January 2022, at the age of 73.