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Thierry Mugler’s Best Designs Over the Years, From Runway To Red Carpet Looks

In honor of the late French designer, who died at 73.

Manfred Thierry Mugler, one of fashion’s most influential designers, died at age 73. The sudden news was confirmed in an Instagram post by his family and fashion house on Sunday, Jan. 23.

Known for his futuristic and sculptural designs, Mugler’s innovative vision has been admired by many over the decades, even after his retirement from his fashion label in the early 2000s.

Look back at some of Thierry Mugler’s best fashion moments throughout his career, from the catwalk to pop-culture moments and more, ahead.

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Mugler 1980 Runway Show

In one of his very first fashion shows back in 1980, model Jerry Hall wore a sleeveless corseted gown with a flowy skirt.

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Mugler 1984 Runway Show

Supermodel Iman walked Mugler’s 1984 runway show in Paris, wearing a pink ensemble with teal sandals.

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Mugler Spring 1988 Runway Show

Iman also walked Mugler’s Spring 1988 runway show in Paris, wearing a feathered gown with a sheer bodice and metallic heels.

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Mugler Fall 1990 Runway Show

During Paris Fashion Week in 1990, supermodel Cindy Crawford walked the runway in a long-sleeve black bodysuit with glittery stripes and sheer tights.

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Mugler Spring 1992 Runway Show

During Mugler’s Spring 1992 showcase, Naomi Campbell wore a gold corseted look with matching cuffs and earrings.

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1993, amFAR Benefit

Back in 1993, Thierry Mugler posed with Diana Ross, with the singer wearing a green strapless velvet look with latex boots.

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1993, Indecent Proposal

We can’t talk about Mugler’s best designs without mentioning the infamous black cut-out dress that Demi Moore wore in the 1993 hit film Indecent Proposal.

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2009, Beyoncé’s I Am... World Tour

During her 2009 I Am... World Tour, Mugler styled Beyoncé in more than 50 looks, with one of them being the singer’s golden bodysuit.

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2019, Met Gala

Kim Kardashian attended the 2019 Met Gala in a latex dress adorned with crystal water droplets inspired by the 1957 film Boy On A Dolphin. The red carpet design was Mugler’s first in more than two decades.

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2021, Grammy Awards

Cardi B donned the jaw-dropping “Birth of Venus” couture dress from Thierry Mugler’s Fall 1995 collection at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

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2021, Thierry Mugler, Couturissime Exhibit

The rapper also wore an elaborate 1994 gown by the designer to the opening of the Thierry Mugler, Couturissime exhibition at Paris Fashion Week.