French designer Thierry Mugler, who had reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died Sunday at the age of 73 of “natural death”, announced his press officer Jean-Baptiste Rougeot.
“We have the immense sadness to inform you of the death of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler which occurred on Sunday January 23, 2022”, is it also written in a press release published on the official Facebook account of the creator. “That his soul rests in peace.”
According to Jean-Baptiste Rougeot, the death of Thierry Mugler occurred unexpectedly. The great couturier still had projects and was to announce new collaborations at the start of the week, he said.
Born in Strasbourg in December 1948, Thierry Mugler arrived in Paris at the age of 20 and then created his own label “Café de Paris” in 1973, before founding the company “Thierry Mugler” a year later.
Its structured and sophisticated silhouettes quickly imposed themselves. A director at heart, he had organized spectacular public presentations of his creations.
He had also embarked on the creation of perfumes, his “Angel” model experiencing great success. It had been on display since September at an exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris entitled “Thierry Mugler, Couturissime”, designed by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).