French Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Has Died at Age 73

  • Vogue reported that the designer was known for his futuristic-looking sculptural silhouettes.
  • German supermodel Nadja Auermann called Mugler’s designs “architecture for the body.”
  • Casey Cadwallader, Mugler’s current creative director, said he will carry on the designer’s legacy.

French fashion icon Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose was recently lauded by Vogue for his “out-of-this-world creations,” died Sunday at the age of 73, according to a post on his Instagram account.

A post shared by Manfred Thierry Mugler (@manfredthierrymugler)

Mugler notably dressed celebs including Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé. 

Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 Met Gala in Mugler.

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Individuals who wore his designs recalled the Strasbourg-born designer’s affinity for sculptural silhouettes with a futuristic touch, according to Vogue. German supermodel Nadja Auermann told Vogue in 2009 that Mugler’s clothes are like “architecture for the body”

The fashion company’s current creative director, Casey Cadwallader, said he was honored to work alongside Mugler in a tribute post.

A post shared by Casey Cadwallader (@cadwallader)

“You changed our perception of beauty, of confidence, of representation and self empowerment. Your legacy is something I carry with me in everything I do. Thank you,” Cadwallader said on Instagram.




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