Legendary French fashion designer Thierry Mugler died on Sunday at the age 73.
Mugler, a dominant force in the fashion industry in the 1980s, died of “natural causes,” his agent Jean-Baptiste Rougeot told AFP in a statement.
The death was announced in a social media post sent from Mugler’s official Instagram account.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace,” the post read.
Mugler was born in Strasbourg in December 1948. At the age of 20, he settled in Paris and in 1973 launched his label “Cafe de Paris” a year before founding “Thierry Mugler.”
The designer created high-end, extravagant looks that have been favored by a long list of celebrities.
In 2019, Kim Kardashian famously wore her Mugler-designed “dripping wet” dress to that year’s Met Gala.
Mugler Archive pieces at the CR runway x LUISAVIAROMA 90th Anniversary Show.Getty Images for LuisaViaRoma
“May his soul Rest In Peace,” the social media post read.DPA/AFP via Getty Images
The dress itself — Mugler’s first creation at the time in 20 years — was inspired by one of Sofia Loren’s film looks and took eight months to create.
During his storied career, Mugler also dressed a host of other stars, including David Bowie, Cardi B, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga and Jerry Hall.
He was expected to announce new collaborations this week, his agent told AFP.
Mugler was also a big name in the fragrance industry – creating his own line of perfumes and colognes beginning in the 1990s.
With Post wires