Thierry Mugler, French fashion icon, dies at 73

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was all black with no image. It did not give a cause of death.

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French fashion designer Thierry Mugler with two models after the presentation of his 1998-99 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 15, 1998. 

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Mugler, who launched his brand in 1973, became known for his architectural style, defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist. The use of plastic-like futuristic fabric in his sculpted clothing became a trademark.

He defined haute couture over several decades, dressing up Diana Ross and Beyoncé at galas, on red carpets and runways.

His designs weren’t shy about being outlandish,

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    French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler was known for his adventurous and theatrical designs, worn by supermodels, Hollywood royalty and fashionistas around the world. In 2019, he was responsible for Kim Kardashian’s “wet look” dress for the Met Gala, and that same year dressed Cardi B in a pink and black “stormy Venus” dress for the Grammy Awards. Mugler created a perfume line and was also an author and artist. He died Jan. 23, 2022. He was 73.<BR><BR>Here, Mugler is seen on Oct. 10, 2014, at Friedrichstadt-Palace theater in Berlin.

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    FILE – French fashion designer Thierry Mugler on the catwalk with unidentified models after the presentation of his 1998-99 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris on March 15, 1998. French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. A post all in black on his official Instagram account said he died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 and “May his soul Rest In Peace.” It did not give a cause of death. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

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    French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

    He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was all black with no image. It did

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    Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

    French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s and died on Sunday, was as famous for his fantastical couture as for his blockbuster fashion shows. He was 73.

    Mugler’s daring collections came to define the decade’s power dressing, with his clothes noted for their structured and sophisticated silhouettes, showcased by his extravagant shows.

    “I always thought that fashion was not enough on its own and that it had to be shown in its musical and theatrical environment,” he once said.

    In later years, he dressed Beyonce and Lady Gaga — and in 2019 came out of retirement to create Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look.

    “We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022,” said a post on the designer’s official Facebook account.

    His agent Jean-Baptiste Rougeot, who said the designer had died of “natural causes”, added he had been

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