Thierry Mugler: Couturissime Exhibit…

The Thierry Mugler exhibit is amazing!

The Couturissime retrospective is the first to explore the fascinating, edgy universe of the French designer.

A fashion visionary, Mugler established himself as one of the most daring and innovative designers of the late twentieth century.

Dress made from rubber tires

His bold silhouettes and unorthodox techniques and materials, including glass, Plexiglas, vinyl, latex and chrome, left their mark on fashion history.

Bustier created from chrome
Shoes made from streamlined steel
Heels made from streamlined steel car parts

In the 1970s, Mugler defined trends with his acclaimed “glamazon,” a chic, modern woman whose style evolved from the hippie fashions of the 1960s.

In the 1980s and ’90s, Mugler galvanized the renaissance of haute couture through his provocative collections and theatrical fashion shows which involved grandiose locations and the era’s most iconic models.

Kim Kardashian in Mugler

Just as his work is still influencing new generations of couturiers, celebrities continue to be drawn to Mugler’s designs. His classic gowns have recently been worn by Beyoncé, Cardi B and Kim Kardashian.

Shakespearean theater costume design for Macbeth at Comedie-Francaise

The exhibition features over one hundred outfits ranging from haute couture pieces to stage costumes, alongside custom accessories, sketches, videos, images by leading fashion photographers and spectacular installations that mirror Mugler’s futuristic approach.

Couture dress inspiration for Mugler’s iconic perfume bottle

The presentation introduces a section dedicated to fragrance, centered on Mugler’s trailblazing scent, Angel.

The Mugler exhibit is an opportunity to renew as well as discover the fantastical work of the artist who revolutionized the world of fashion and continues to influence today’s designers.

Take the tour:

Mugler said about his creations…”In my work I’ve always tried to make people look stronger than they really are.”

The Mugler exhibit is an eye opening, engaging,  innovative exhibit…catch it if you can.

Thierry Mugler:Couturissime Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. Exhibit on through May 7th, 2023. Timed entry tickets available online.









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  1. certainly not your everyday going to the market frocks!

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