Iconic designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, who was the driving force behind ‘80s power dressing has left the fashion fraternity mourning by passing away at the age of 73 due to natural causes. “We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday, January 23rd 2022. May his soul Rest in Peace,” read the statement on his official Instagram account accompanied by a black square.
A fashion icon in his own right, Mugler was known for his designs with broad shoulders and sharp tailoring. Born in 1948 in Strasbourg, France, he opened his first boutique in Paris during the 1970s. In his career spanning over multiple decades, he emerged as one of the first designers to open the doors of a fashion show to the public in the year 1984. He pushed the sartorial boundaries furthermore by working with elements such as latex, metal and feathers, way ahead of their time.
In his tenure in the fashion fraternity, the designer also worked with the likes of Diana Ross, David Bowie and George Michael. After bidding the fashion world goodbye, he shifted his focus to fragrances and costume design. Even after retiring, he made exceptions and designed looks for Beyoncé’s 2009 world tour and Kim Kardashian West’s iconic “wet couture dress” at the 2019 Met Gala.
Rest in Power, Manfred. Losing you is truly a loss.