Thierry Mugler’sMéduse de bal gown — from his haute couture fall/winter 1999-2000 collection, Les Méduses — was inspired by the graceful movement of jellyfish. The strapless evening gown features a coated and pleated organza bodice that is designed to resemble the bell of a jellyfish, flowing and undulating with each movement. Continue reading Eye On Design: Thierry Mugler’s Meduse De Bal Gown→
Installation View from Thierry Mugler: Couturissme at The Brooklyn Museum (All Photos By Gail)
Designer Thierry Mugler (1948 – 2022) believed that beauty and seduction are instinctual. His most imaginative designs took inspiration from the natural world, including a host of birds, butterflies, insects, undersea creatures, and reptiles.
New York’s Museum of Natural History always has one or two special exhibits that require purchase of an extra ticket above the standard price of admission, but that’s because they are worth it. One of the museum’s current special exhibits is called The Nature of Color, and it is just fantastic. The exhibit is immersive and contains many different galleries and rooms. For example, the Red Room highlights how the color red can mean status, power, and fertility while simultaneously representing sports teams, political parties, and religions. The centerpiece of this room is a flowing Red Silk Chiffon and Organza Gown created especially for the The Nature of Color by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.