Memorable Thierry Mugler celebrity fashion moments [photos]


The fashion fraternity is in mourning after over the passing of Thierry Mugler.

The French born fashion designer – known for dressing some of the biggest stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian – died of “natural causes”, according to reports.

The 73-year-old star leaves behind a legacy that is well documented on red carpets and runways.


Thierry Mugler dabbled in dancing, photography, acrobatics and bodybuilding but quickly shifted to fashion as his main focus.

His bold, avant-garde signature styles were known for their “sexual fetish fashion” that were “highly constructed and outlandishly dramatic”.

Known for his “architectural style,” Thierry Mugler’s looks featured lots of structure and silhouettes in the form of cone-shaped bustiers, sheer corsets, broad shoulders and plenty of skin.

His looks were also described as having a “dominatrix” theme, with leather and second-skin like fabrics.


Thierry Mugler was the go-to designer for many top performing artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Beyonce.

Diana Ross and Theirry Mugler in New York. Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images
Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images
Miley Cyrus attends the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Imge by Vijat Mohindra/MTV VMAs 2020/Vijat Mohindra/MTV VMAs 2020 via Getty Images

He was also a firm favourite amongst supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Gigi Hadid.

Actress Megan Fox was also a big Thierry Mugler fan and wore his barely-there designs on several red carpets.

Megan Fox attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS

But by far one of Thierry Mugler’s most memorable dresses was the one worn by actress Demi Moore in the movie Indecent Proposal.

In 2019, Thierry Mugler came out of retirement to design a custom-made gown for Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala. According to the designer, the look was made to emulate a “California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping”.

Kim Kardashian poses on the red carpet for the 2019 Met Gala, the annual benefit for the Metropolitian Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, in New York. Image by EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

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