mad about manfred....
"I have always been fascinated by the most beautiful animal on the Earth: the human being. I have used all of the tools at my disposal to sublimate this creature: fashion, shows, perfumes, photography, video… "
You've got to love Thierry Mugler (or Manfred as he now prefers to be known)
No other designer has ever made supermodels look more super. More like exotic amazons striding across fashion landscapes and their fantastical outer galaxies...
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has just announced " Creatures of Haute Couture" the first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler, set for February next year.
Conceived, produced and put on tour by the MMFA, this exhibition will reveal the multiple universes of this undeniably artistic figure – visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – in a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations.
This showcase will bring together more than 130 outfits, most of them never shown before, created between 1973 and 2001, as well as many unseen archive documents and photos by great artists and photographers.
The exhibition trace the path of an exceptional creator who revolutionized fashion with morphological and futuristic cuts, and glamorous, sculptural and elegant silhouettes; strict lines and super-heroine shoulders; and a corseted waist dressing a sublime, sensual and powerful woman in constant metamorphosis.
Mugler said in a statement. “ I am not a person who dwells in the past, but the MMFA, through Nathalie Bondil, was the first to propose me to stage my creations and imagine together a free, global and reinvented artistic vision. How could I refuse?”
I can't wait to see this but in the meantime, there is a great interview with him in Elle here