Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Who in the World is Thierry Mugler?


Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer. His work can be found in high end department stores. He frequently makes one of a kind pieces for his exclusive clients, and he also has his own factory.

Mugler is known for his futuristic designs and has been called the “prophet of futurism.” He believes that the clothing worn today shouldn’t look anything like what was worn in the past. He says it should be elegant and simple and have a defined shape as well.

Thierry Mugler was born in 1948 in Strasbourg. His design career began when he was 14 when he created an outfit for a friend of his. He was part of a ballet company until he was 19, when he moved to Paris. He worked as a window dresser and then became a freelance designer. His first collection debuted in 1971 and was called Café de Paris. He worked with another designer until the late 1970s, Azzedine Alaia, and was part of another design firm during 1972.

Mugler created his own label in 1973 while he was partners with Alain Cardeuc. He launched a men’s line in 1979. In the 1980s Mugler embraced the Hollywood trend of depicting women as unfeminine, murderers, Mae West lookalikes, etc. In 1989 he transitioned to clothing that was intended to encourage relaxation and to encourage wearers to ignore others’ opinions.

In 1989, Mugler’s collection was based on the shape of various cars. In 1990 he created an outfit inspired by a Picasso painting. He then launched his “scratched” line in 1994, featuring uneven necklines and hemlines. Click here to see completed listings on eBay for Thierry Mugler items. I have found Thierry Mugler items at thrift stores and they are always good sellers on eBay.

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