The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will open the ‘Thierry Mugler: Couturissime’ retrospective exhibition in September, after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The exhibition on Thierry Mugler, which first made its debut at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts in 2019, will retrace his 5 many years of labor in trend, high fashion and fragrance, and can embrace a wholly new part devoted to his bestselling perfume, Angel.
Opening on September 30, 2021, and working till April 24, 2022, the exhibition will span two flooring within the newly renovated Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman Fashion Galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and can function ready-to-wear and high fashion silhouettes to stage costumes, images, movies and unpublished archives courting from 1973 to 2014.
This is not going to be a basic retrospective, defined the museum, as an alternative, the exhibition will “encapsulate the life and power that outlined the historic collaborations between Thierry Mugler and his artistic alter-ego Manfred”.
Image: Jerry Hall — Les Insectes assortment Haute couture spring/summer time 1997 © Dominique Issermann
It will likely be organised in “a number of acts like a basic opera, thematically blends costumes, animated projections, images and music, creating various atmospheres that personify the quite a few tasks Mugler has championed for the reason that finish of the Seventies,” the museum mentioned in a press release.
Thierry Mugler retrospective to open in September at Musée des Arts Décoratifs
It will open with an aquatic-themed room, designed to evoke an eccentric world of fantasy-inspired fauna, from the ocean’s floor to the depths of the ocean and can Mugler’s creations impressed by bugs, robots and futuristic cars. Highlights will embrace flamboyant and futuristic silhouettes from Mugler’s Insect and Chimères assortment of 1997/1998 with excessive, piercing shoulders, plunging décolletés, and surreal hourglass waistlines.
Image: Les Insectes assortment — high fashion spring/summer time 1997 Rubber go well with, “tire” impact Collaboration with Abel Villarreal © Patrice Stable
This leads into an space devoted to his perfume ‘Angel,’ launched in 1992, described as “an olfactory revolution that launched the development of high-end perfumes,” by the museum.
While on the second ground, a pictures part options uncommon prints by the likes of Guy Bourdin, Karl Lagerfeld, David LaChapelle, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth, in addition to Mugler’s collaboration with Helmut Newton. This room can be devoted to the photographic achievements of Mugler himself who, in 1976, started photographing his personal visible campaigns, enjoying on the glamour and fantastic thing about his muses, from Jerry Hall to Iman, in unique places akin to Greenland, the Sahara Desert, and the rooftop of the Paris Opera House.
Music additionally performs an enormous half within the Mugler story, with George Michael’s music and music video ‘Too Funky,’ which Mugler directed in 1991. Other highlights embrace outfits worn within the music movies by prime fashions Linda Evangelista, Eva Herzigova, Emma Sjöberg, Estelle Lefebure, transgender mannequin Connie Girl.
Image: Emma Sjöberg throughout the taking pictures of the video for George Michael’s music “Too Funky” — Paris, 1992 Directed by Thierry Mugler Les Cow-boys assortment Prêt-à-porter spring/summer time 1992 © Patrice Stable
There may also be a take a look at how Mugler’s catwalks launched the phenomenon of celebrities-as-models, inviting Hollywood celebrities akin to Diana Ross, Tippi Hedren and Sharon Stone to take part as fashions, staging elaborate backgrounds and producing unique soundtracks for his or her walks.
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime to spotlight the designers work in trend, high fashion and fragrance
The exhibition concludes with a showcase of costumes Mulger designed for the stage, together with works devised for the theatrical manufacturing of Macbeth introduced by the Comédie-Française on the Festival d’Avignon in 1985. Mugler’s design for the character of the primary witch, alongside together with his unique sketches displayed in life-sized proportions on the wall and a multimedia set up by Michel Lemieux (4D Art), are just some examples of the designs supposed to transport the customer again to this tragic Shakespearean world.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs concluded in its assertion: “Thierry Mugler, Couturissime is a chance to uncover and rediscover the brilliance of this artist, and in flip, dancer, man of the stage, photographer and designer – an artist who marked his time by revolutionising the world of trend via his creations with sculptural morphologies which are each futuristic and stylish.
“Mugler’s distinctive model transcends trend, having influenced generations of artists to this very day.”
Image: Anniversaire des 20 ans assortment — Haute couture fall/winter 1995-1996 © Patrice Stable