From Beyoncé to Diana Ross, stars mourn ‘the God of fashion’

He was said to be a designer, he saw himself as a showman! The daring creations with accentuated shoulders, plunging necklines and corseted waists by Thierry Mugler, who died of natural causes this Sunday at the age of 73, have dressed the biggest stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Cardi B., Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry, David Bowie, Jerry Hall, Kim Kardashian, Sharon Stone, Cindy Crawford, Estelle Lefebure, and many more. A few hours after the announcement of his death on the night of Sunday to Monday, the tributes to the designer who reigned with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Claude Montana on the fashion of the 1980s are multiplying. Anthology.

“A wonderful moment in our lives”

After his retirement, Thierry Mugler worked as Beyoncé’s artistic advisor, notably in the design of costumes for her world tour “I Am…Sasha Fierce”. “Rest in peace, Thierry Mugler,” wrote the American singer on the home page of her site, in a black and white photo of a smiling Thierry Mugler.

“I will miss you, Thierry Mugler, it was a wonderful time in our lives,” wrote on Twitter singer Diana Ross captioned a photo with the couturier during one of her fashion shows in Paris in 1990. Actress Kristin Davis, alias Charlotte in the series Sex and the City published in his Instagram story a quote from the designer as a tribute: “I made my own clothes because I was looking for something that did not exist. I had to try to create my own world”

“All dressed in Mugler”

Reality star Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo in an Instagram story where she appears alongside her mother, Kris Jenner, as well as her sisters Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall. “All dressed in Mugler,” she commented.

“I remember being so struck by my meeting with Thierry Mugler. What he could have seen in a skinny 16-year-old girl to the point of letting her parade on his catwalk in the middle of top models remains a mystery to me, but it was the experience of a lifetime, “said recalled actress Diane Kruger, sharing a snap on Instagram from when she was a model.

“Nobody did it like him,” praised American actress, singer, dancer, model and producer Vanessa Hudgens.

“The God of Fashion”

The bodybuilder couturier revolutionized fashion and magnified the power of women by extrapolating morphologies, creating sculptural cyborg women with sheathed bodies, structured shoulders, oversized hips and vertiginous heels. A contribution hailed by the fashion world.

“Manfred, I am so honored to have known you and to have worked in your beautiful world,” Mugler’s artistic director, American Casey Cadwallader, wrote on Instagram. “You have changed our perception of beauty, self-confidence and representation. Your legacy is something I carry with me in everything I do. »

“Thierry Mugler is notably at the origin of power dressing, a wardrobe intended to dress this new generation of women claiming to be the equal of men. Thierry Mugler was one of the first ready-to-wear designers to join the very closed circle of haute couture and his perfume Angel was a dazzling success. I also have fond memories of his fashion shows at the Zénith or at the Cirque d’yesterday open to thousands of spectators. We cannot dissociate him from Didier Grumbach, my predecessor, who very early on detected his talent and was the man who, with Michel Douard, built the Thierry Mugler house”, declared Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de Fashion in a press release.

Didier Grumbach, honorary president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, hailed “a major designer who undeniably marked his time and largely contributed to changing the profession both in the way of making fashion than to show it. In 1992, he was the first ready-to-wear designer to be “invited” to the Haute Couture calendar. For his parades, he designed everything with care, the sets, the staging, the music. He was also an excellent photographer, creating landmark images around his collections.”

Model Hailey Bieber shared in her Instagram story a snapshot with the couturier and a sketch by Thierry Mugler. “Gone too soon… The God of fashion… A gentle, genuine, kind man. I will really miss you a lot, ”wrote top model Irina Shayk, close to the couturier. “Today we lost another titan of the fashion industry,” said model Coco Rocha.

In her Instagram story, supermodel Georgia May Jagger, daughter of singer Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall, shared some photographs of her mother. Jerry Hall was the absolute muse of the artist.

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