Thierry's big bulge will be sorely missed.
The one and only Manfred Thierry Mugler has died at the age of 73 after being a stalwart in the fashion world for decades. Not content with being a legend on the catwalk, his perfume and aftershave business is enormous with some signature scents that have sold by the bucket-load.
He stepped away from fashion back in 2002 but maintained a huge (literally!) figure in the industry ever since. He was responsible for the outlandish and slick looks in the George Michael video for ‘Too Funky’ and he epitomised 90s power women.
Thierry models some of his best work.
These early designs captured the imagination of a whole new generation of super women and according to Vogue:
“After seeing Mugler’s work in the Costume Institute’s “Superheroes” exhibition in 2008, Beyoncé commissioned tour costumes. More recently, his showstopping looks have been sought out by the likes of Cardi B and Kim Kardashian. The latter commissioned a custom-made “wet look” by Mugler for the 2019 Costume Institute gala.”
Huge on and off the catwalk
In a statement on his Instagram, his family said: 'We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace.'
Giant tits and even bigger nips, Thierry was a icon
The creative director was renowned for his distinct and theatrical style and as well as the above superstars, he worked with a wealth of incredible artists over the decades including David Bowie, Grace Jones, George Michael, Princess Diana, Cindy Crawford, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Sharon Stone to name a few.
One thing you may notice his giant muscles and distinct look. Obviously, tabloids stories come in thick and fast when you’re famous with a drastically changing look. Apparently he was in some automobile accidents as well as a mishap at the gym which altered his facial structure which needed to be repaired.
As for his changing physique, Mugler said in an interview: “For me, it’s all about exploring. It’s been a very natural process. I think it’s important for people to be a complete realization of themselves. I have always been fascinated by the human body, and I wanted to pay homage to what it can do. As a kid, I was really doing what I do now—I was making theater, dancing, and doing acrobatics—and I became a professional dancer. That helped me to put all this desire I had into a technique. It’s the same for an actor or a bodybuilder.”