In recent weeks, we have seen the archives of French Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler put on full display upon some of the most notable women in pop culture today such as Cardi B and Kim Kardashian West. Mugler has always been one to push boundaries and cause a stir amongst the fashion industry and he has lent some of his most precious pieces to women who mirror what he has done in terms of breaking all of the rules. On Sunday, Cardi posted a video to her Instagram personally thanking the designer and explaining to everyone the rarity of getting your hands on a vintage Mugler piece.
In November of 2018, Rita Ora graced the red carpet for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London in a 1997 Spring/Summer Couture pale pink satin gown embellished with feathers around the bodice.
February 8th, 2019, Kim Kardashian West was spotted in New York City rocking a full-length sequin vintage snakeskin Mugler piece from 1983 paired with velvet Yeezy boots.
Days later February 10th, Cardi B was bitten by the Mugler love bug and arrived draped in the finest archival Mugler moments the entire evening for her special Grammy Night. Cardi walked the red carpet in a 1995 Fall Couture piece inspired after the Sandro Botticelli painting ‘The Birth of Venus’. Later that evening Cardi performed in a sheer leopard print bodysuit from the same 1995 Fall Couture show with jewels at her chest and waist as well as an attachable piece that she kept from the original runway look. When the time came for Cardi to snag her Grammy award she wore an all-white fringe piece from the 1997 Spring Couture collection; we all can agree that Cardi had a very magical evening.
February 17th Kim K attended the Hollywood Beauty Awards in a very sexy 1998 Spring/Summer Haute Couture cutout dress that sent shockwaves across the internet. Kim and her family are no stranger to rocking vintage pieces from the likes of Dior, Chanel, and Gucci just to name a few.
In the past, we’ve seen Beyonce be one of the only female celebrities to consistently pull from the Mugler Archives for projects such as I am Sasha Fierce and her Mrs. Carter World Tour Promo; so it’s exciting to see this resurgence of Mugler Haute Couture. In theory, Mr. Mugler is becoming friendly with accessing the archives these days because he will have an exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) titled Thierry Mugler Couturissime. The exhibit features more than 140 outfits made between 1973 and 2001 and will be on display from March 2, 2019, to September 8, 2019.