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→
Thierry Mugler took his inspiration from comic-book heroines and science-fiction, from uniforms and medieval armor, from industrial design and futuristic vehicles. The aerodynamic and robot-style looks he invented are now iconic. At the frontiers of reality, his automotive bodywork-clad creatures and cyborgs foreshadow today’s transhumanist endeavors in which body parts can actually be replaced by man-made equivalents. Continue reading Eye On Design: Thierry Mugler, Machinenmensch Robot Suit→
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.
This ensemble by Thierry Mugler, entitled Madonna, served as the finale to his tenth-anniversary collection, which was staged at Le Zenith, and indoor in Paris. The model Pat Cleveland wore it as she was lowered from the ceiling of the auditorium in a cloud of dry ice, as if descending from heaven.