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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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

Regaldo said weather conditions were “perfect” at the time of the accident and that there were no rocks in the area of the collision, which he described as easily accessible.

Ulliel was transported by helicopter to Grenoble University Hospital, where doctors tried to revive him, she said. The actor was pronounced dead Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m., Gaches said.

The office of the actor’s agent confirmed that Ulliel died on Wednesday.

Ulliel started performing at age 11, alongside renowned actress Sandrine Bonnaire, and went on to win two of France’s top cinema awards, the Cesar. A dog bite on his face at age six left him with a trademark scar.

He played a French revolutionary, a dying playwright, a vanished World War I soldier, a budding serial killer, iconic fashion designer. French President Emmanuel Macron called him “one of the incarnations of French cinema today,” and tributes poured in from

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Italian fashion pioneer Nino Cerruti dies aged 91: ‘Italy’s chicest man’

Pioneering Italian fashion designer Nino Cerruti, who introduced “casual chic” into men’s fashion and in his heyday dressed Hollywood stars, has died at the age of 91.

He died at the Vercelli hospital in the north-west region of Piedmont, where he had been admitted for a hip operation, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported on its website.

“A giant among Italian entrepreneurs has left us,” said Gilberto Pichetto, Deputy Minister for economic development.

Nino had a piercing gaze, a true curiosity, a capacity to dare

Giorgio Armani

Cerruti, who created the first deconstructed jacket in the 1970s, was one of the leading figures in men’s ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th century, with a look that was at once stylish and relaxed.

“I want men more free in their elegance, more elegant in their freedom,” he once said.

Tall and slim, Cerruti always insisted on being the first to try

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People & perfume: The business of fragrances



Indian celebrities are not far behind. In August last year, actor Salman Khan launched a daytime fragrance called ‘FRSH’ in association with Myntra.


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Indian celebrities are not far behind. In August last year, actor Salman Khan launched a daytime fragrance called ‘FRSH’ in association with Myntra.

The business of fragrances is booming. Once the domain of beauty labels, it has extended to singers, athletes, actors and politicians introducing their own line of fragrances. The reasons are more than a few—business proposals, to stay in the limelight or psychological closeness.

Celebrity endorsements with fragrances started in 1952 when Marilyn Monroe wore ‘Chanel No. 5’, and has continued with many fragrances being named after celebrities or celebrities launching their own labels. For instance, musician Billie Eilish launched her own perfume ‘Eilish’ in November 2021, which is a vegan, cruelty-free fragrance made with clean ingredients, and has notes of amber, cocoa, vanilla, and warm spices. British actor Elizabeth Taylor’s fragrances ‘Passion’ (1987) and ‘White Diamonds’ (1991) have been a huge

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