Mugler-Inspired Costumes: Part One

Halloween is just around the corner, but if you still haven't selected your costume, we've got you covered! Look no further than the treasure trove of inspiration found in Thierry Mugler's wonderfully whimsical runway shows from the 1980s and... Read Article ››

Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler has had a busy year at the FIDM Museum; his work was recently on display in Thierry Mugler: Alien to Angel on our Orange County campus, and two of his ravishing runway looks are on view in our newly-opened Los Angeles exhibition Capturing... Read Article ››

Thierry Mugler: Alien to Angel

The FIDM Museum Fashion Council celebrated the opening of our latest exhibition, Thierry Mugler: Alien to Angel, this Saturday, December 9 on the FIDM Orange County Campus. The show incorporates photography, fashion objects, perfume bottles, sketches, and... Read Article ››

Anatomique Olympique

Every two years, the world embraces Olympic-mania, and the fashion scene is no exception – just look at the cover of Vogue's August issue! Athletes are used as models in magazine editorials, and high fashion brands frequently step in to... Read Article ››

Le Quatorze Juillet

What better time than Bastille Day to celebrate French fashion?  We've written extensively about French designers represented in the FIDM Museum Collection on our blog; below, you'll find links to just a few of our favorite articles. Who... Read Article ››

Ranch Dressing, Part 2

In the 1980s, Thierry Mugler was the enfant terrible of French fashion, known for his dramatic tailoring and equally theatrical runway presentations. But his controversial, cowboy-inspired Spring/Summer 1992 show may have gone too far,... Read Article ››

Thierry Mugler jellies

  Remember jellies? Brightly colored, glossy plastic jelly shoes, usually shortened to jellies, were a 1980s fad. Made from injection molded plastic, jellies were available in a rainbow of colors and often had a textured (braided, ridged, etc.) surface.... Read Article ››

Thierry Mugler suit, 1998

  Thierry Mugler S/S 1998 Ready-to-wear Museum Purchase 2005.5.22AB The work of Thierry Mugler is noted for its theatricality and an emphasis on exaggerated, aggressive femininity. Mugler began his career as a freelance designer in the early 1970s; by... Read Article ››