Legendary fashion designer Thierry Mugler has died at the age of 73

Legendary French fashion designer Thierry Mugler died on Sunday at the age of 73.

Mugler, a dominant force in the fashion industry in the 1980s, died “of natural causes,” his agent Jean-Baptiste Rougeot told AFP in a statement.

The death was announced in a social media post sent from Mugler’s official Instagram account.

“We are devastated to announce the death of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday 23rd January 2022. May his soul rest in peace,” the post reads.

Mugler was born in Strasbourg in December 1948. He settled in Paris at the age of 20 and founded his label Cafe de Paris in 1973, a year before he founded Thierry Mugler.

The designer created high quality, extravagant looks favored by a long list of celebrities.

In 2019, Kim Kardashian famously wore her Mugler-designed “drip wet” gown to that year’s Met Gala.

Pieces from the Mugler archive at the CR Runway x LUISAVIAROMA 90th Anniversary Show.
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Thierry Mugler
“May his soul rest in peace,” the social media post read.
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The dress itself – then Mugler’s first creation in 20 years – was inspired by one of Sofia Loren’s film looks and took eight months to create.

During his storied career, Mugler also dressed a host of other stars, including David Bowie, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Jerry Hall.

He was expected to announce new collaborations this week, his agent told AFP.

Mugler was also a big name in the fragrance industry – he created his own line of perfumes and colognes starting in the 1990s.

With mail wires

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