The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the genius French couturier Thierry Mugler. The exhibition, which opened on March 2 and is called Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, aims at highlighting the visionary designs of the “female empowerment” couturier whose multi dimensional works have always managed to convey an other-worldly feel.
More than 140 dresses, accessories and sketches birthed between 1973 and 2001 will be on display. His famous La Chimère collection as well as his futuristic robo-woman will be exhibited in addition to his iconic perfumes. Previously unseen sketches and photographs will be displayed as well.
The 70-year-old ballet dancer turned fashion designer is credited with redefining the aspects of the female silhouette in the late 1980s. Not only that, he is also responsible for a number of the most extravagant moments in fashion history such as directing George Michael’s Too Funky, and it was a known fact that his fashion shows were the most spectacular; breaking all known boundaries. Mugler, who now goes by his real name Manfred, has stepped down from his own label in 2002 to concentrate on his directing projects which were his passion all along.
“Fashion is an art. Beauty comes from the freedom to dare to be different. It’s all about being extremely yourself.” Thierry Mugler once stated.