A new retrospective exhibition will focus on the iconic work of one of fashion's most legendary names: Thierry Mugler.
The designer sold his label to Clarins in 1997 and ceased creating ready-to-wear pieces in 2003. His label has since seen artistic direction from a number of talented designers, including Nicola Formichetti and, currently, David Koma. But our favorite moments of the designer's career come from his vintage collections of the '90s, which will be featured front and center in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' upcoming showcase of more than 130 of Mugler's greatest looks.
“I have always been fascinated by the most beautiful animal on the Earth: the human being,” Mugler said in a statement. “I have used all of the tools at my disposal to sublimate this creature: fashion, shows, perfumes, photography, video... I am not a person who dwells in the past, but the MMFA, through Nathalie Bondil, was the first to propose me to stage my creations and imagine together a free, global and reinvented artistic vision. How could I refuse?”
Thierry Mugler – Creatures of Haute Couture opens in February 2019. The MMFA's exhibition on Jean-Paul Gaultier resulted in a world tour—hopefully this one shall follow suit.
In case you needed any other reasons to freak out over this exhibition, let us not forget that Mugler also designed the costumes for Beyoncé's I Am... World Tour and the Mugler brand is behind this iconic Lady Gaga film: