Everything Has Been Leading To This Thierry Mugler Moment

In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a real influx of archival Thierry Mugler appearing on Instagram’s most influential—and here’s why.


Following Kim Kardashian making headlines after Fashion Nova had ripped-off and shot a vintage Mugler dress just hours after she wore it (Kardashian also donned the designer in a recent Tonight Show appearance, as well as to the amfAR Gala this month), Cardi B appearing in a killer looks by the French designer at this year’s Grammys, and Solange wearing a piece from his 1991 collection for her i-D cover shoot, it all makes sense. A retrospective of the designer’s career has opened at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, and there’s nothing like a little cross-promotion. 


“Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” opened last night, and was naturally attended by the Kardashian herself, who wore two different archival outfits for the occasion. (We’d expect nothing less, of course.) The first was an Aphrodite-esque robe, secured by a solid, sheer golden bodice and accessorized with matching wrist cuffs; the second, a corseted white mini dress titled “Back to the Future Venus,” complete with a twisted up-do that was nothing less than art.



There’s nothing that gets us going quite like some hype, and we’re certainly thankful to Kim Kardashian and Cardi B for reviving some of Mugler’s most magical moments. The exhibition celebrates 40 years of Mugler’s work, showcasing 131 outfits ranging from the stage costumes he made for the 1985 Comédie-Française production of Macbeth to his first haute couture pieces in 1992 and beyond.


“The work of Thierry Mugler is as distinctive as it is avant-garde,” explains curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot. “It has an architectural, hyper-feminized style that sublimes the curves of the femme fatale…still a powerful influence on today’s generation of couturiers.”


The exhibition will be open to the public from March 2 until September 2, 2019.


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