Thierry Mugler, The French designer who spent the past five decades redefining Haute counter as we know it, died at the age of 73. Many of his fellow designers and Hollywood stars paid tribute to the iconic designer and celebrated his amazing legacy.
Mugler’s passing was first announced in a statement shared on his social media accounts, and he reportedly died of natural causes.
“It is with deep sadness that the House of Mugler announces the passing of Mr. Manfred Thierry Mugler. A visionary whose imagination as a couturier, perfumer and image-maker empowered people around the world to be bolder and dream bigger every day,” reads the statement on Mugler’s Instagram.
Mugler has been interested in design from an early age and kicked off his career as a designer in his twenties. He experienced a rise to prominence during the early 80s and 90s, largely thanks to his collaborations with the world’s biggest music stars.
He joined forces with the likes of Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Diana Ross, and also designed one of the most iconic dresses of the 90s—Demi Moore’s black gown from Indecent Proposal. His perfume Angel also happens to be one of the best-selling perfumes of the past century.
Mugler retired from his brand in 2002 before returning as a creative adviser in 2013, and he kept going stronger than ever. Lady Gaga and Cardi B worked closely with the iconic designer, and so did Beyonce who hired him to design costumes for her I Am… World Tour.