‘May his soul rest in peace’ – French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler dies

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Iconic French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler has died at the age of 73.

Throughout his career, Mr Mugler worked with multiple celebrities including Beyonce, Cardi B, and Lady Gaga.

In 2019, he returned to the fashion world from retirement to make Kim Kardashian’s iconic “wet look” for the annual Met Gala and created her “CowBot Girl” Halloween costume last year.

Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Mr Mugler was the designer of Kim Kardashian’s iconic 2019 Met Gala look. Pic: AP

Not only a designer to the stars, Mr Mugler was famous for his line of perfumes, including Alien, Angel, and his newest fragrance Angel Nova, as well.

A post on his official Instagram and Facebook page confirmed the news of his death.

“RIP we are devastated at to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd, 2022. May his soul rest in peace,” it said.

‘It was your talent that gave me life’

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The Mugler Official Instagram page wrote: “It is with deep sadness that the House of Mugler announces the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler.

“A visionary whose imagination as a couturier, perfumer and image-maker empowered people around the world to be bolder and dream bigger every day.”

Following the announcement, Kourtney Kardashian posted a picture on her Instagram story showing her famous family all dressed in Mugler’s designs.

Singer Diana Ross shared an image featuring her alongside the designer, with the caption: “I will miss you Thierry Mugler this was a wonderful time in our lives.”

Costume designer and fashion activist, B. Akerlund paid tribute to Mr Mugler, writing: “To say you were my hero is an understatement, it was your talent that gave me life and the reason to keep dreaming and doing what I love so much.

“I will always cherish the special time we spent together and your words of encouragement. Rest In Peace my friend, devastated by your loss, sending love to your family and nearest and dearest.”

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