Thierry Mugler, the top French fashion designer and creative director, has passed away at 73.


His family announced his demise in a terse statement shared via his social media pages in the early hours of Monday.

According to the statement, Mugler died on Sunday. It added that the entrepreneur’s death left the family “devastated”.

The statement, however, did not disclose the cause or circumstances that led to his death.


“#RIP We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022. May his soul rest In peace,” it read.

Mugler started his fashion career in London where he began to gain popularity. He would later relocate to Paris where he opened his first boutique.

He became very popular for his theatrical designs with accentuated features such as hips and shoulders, with plunging necklines and constricted waists.


Mugler worked with several top celebrities during his illustrious career including Diana Ross, Tippi Hedren and Demi Moore.

The designer also created outfits for Beyoncé, Cardi B and Kim Kardashian.

In 2002, the entrepreneur retired from fashion and delved into fragrances and costume design.

He earlier recounted that he was not sure of what to do with his career when he relocated to Paris.


“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but fashion took off for me very quickly in Paris, as soon as I showed my sketches,” he told Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).

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