"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," Mugler's team announced on social media.
He was equally known for his highly stylised, often 'other-wordly' themed runway shows.
During his career, Mugler designed signature looks for Grace Jones, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.
In 2019, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) launched the 'Thierry Mugler: Couturissime' exhibition dedicated to the designer and his work.