As the fashion world mourns the death of French designer Thierry Mugler, the Mugler brand posted a black image on Instagram to announce the iconic designer’s death. The post read: “We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd, 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace.” There has been no statement from Mugler’s Creative Director Casey Cadwallader, and no cause of death has been disclosed.
Many see Mugler as one of the greatest couturiers in fashion history. One admirer of the French designer tweeted: “His impact on fashion cannot be overstated. His collections often had more than fifty looks, but all of them were individually resplendent and could’ve been the closing look for any other collection by any other designer. RIP Manfred Thierry Mugler.” Another devoted fan tweeted: “RIP Manfred Thierry Mugler literally among the best to ever do it the best showman in fashion was never not in awe at the way you could turn such extravagant fantasies into reality this is such a huge loss.” And there will surely be many more tributes about the beloved designer to follow, as the fashion industry deals with losing one of its most creative minds.