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Iconic fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies

Celebrated French couturier and designer Thierry Mugler died at aged 73 on Sunday, 23 January of natural causes.
Source: Dominique Issermann via Manfred Thierry Mugler's
Source: Dominique Issermann via Manfred Thierry Mugler's Instagram account

"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.

Mugler was considered a pioneer in the fashion field. Dubbed "the godfather of 80s power dressing", he was best known for structured silhouettes featuring statement shoulders and cinched waists.

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 the early 2000s, he stepped back from fashion to focus on fragrances and costume design. His perfume Angel has become one of the best-selling perfumes of the 20th century.

In 2019, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) launched the 'Thierry Mugler: Couturissime' exhibition dedicated to the designer and his work.

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