Thierry Mugler retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum is a must see for fashion aficionados. The retrospective entitled Couturissime celebrates the French designer extraordinary career.
The retrospective, (which opened November 18th), is housed on the 5th floor of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery extends to a number of adjacent rooms, showcasing the edgy aesthetic styles Mugler was known and celebrated for – bold, theatrical, flamboyant and defiant.
Mugler who died in January 2021, was one of the most innovative fashion designers of the last century. A master showman when presenting his collections, he was one of the first major designers to include black and trans models in his runway shows.
The retrospective features Mugler designs as wearable art. Designs made from materials such as latex, vinyl, plexiglass, rubber, scales, feathers, chrome and other embellishments.
Framed photographs adorn the walls from notable fashion photographers, David LaChapelle, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Lillian Bassman, Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Giles, Ellen von Unwerth and Mugler himself of supermodels, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Pat Cleveland, Iman, Jerry Hall and Christy Turlington wearing Mugler’s one of a kind designs for various fashion covers on location all over the world.
Also included in the retrospective, his wildly successful fragrances, such as the highly influential and best selling Angel perfume, first introduced in the early 90’s as well as his stint in the director’s chair for George Michael’s ‘Too Funky’ music video.
The spectacular creations by Thierry Mugler, a fashion designer, whose progressive designs elevated and modernized fashion, will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum until May 7th 2023.