Undoubtedly everyones current favourite, Thierry Mugler is finally set to bring its archives to Paris. The exhibition which has been on indefinite hold due pandemic related delays, will finally see the light at the The Musée des Arts Décoratifs with its long awaited retrospective titled Thierry Mugler: Couturissime.
The exhibition is set to open this September 30, 2021, opening in its own aquatic themed room, the two floors of the Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman Fashion Galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs set to house all of Mugler's ready-to-wear, haute couture and stage costumes from its archives dating back from 1973 to 2014.
In true Thierry Mugler fantasy, the museum stated in a release that the exhibition will envision “several acts like a classic opera, thematically blends costumes, animated projections, photographs and music, creating varying atmospheres that personify the numerous projects Mugler has championed since the end of the 1970s.”
The exhibition and retrospective will explore other mediums integral to Mugler and its work, from a room solely dedicated to photography and Mugler's personal photographic achievements as well as housing a huge dedication to music and videography.
Having said that “Mugler’s distinctive style transcends fashion, having influenced generations of artists to this very day," the museum has concluded that “Thierry Mugler, Couturissime is an opportunity to discover and rediscover the brilliance of this artist, and in turn, dancer, man of the stage, photographer and designer – an artist who marked his time by revolutionising the world of fashion."
The exhibition will also celebrate the work of Mugler and his iconic "Angel" fragrance as well as the age defying stage costumes Mugler designed and produced including the costume designs for Macbeth, as presented by the Comédie-Française at the Festival d’Avignon.
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime will show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs up until April 24, 2022, with more information and updates available through mugler.com.