|PARIS, July 7, 2002 (Updated Jun 26, 2009) / FW/ — A dancer, designer and photographer, the creative genius of Thierry Mugler lies in iconography and drama of his designs.
Born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France in 1948, Thierry Mugler studied at the Strasbourg School of Fine Arts.
He started his career in the arts as a dancer, which is not surprising being a native of Strasbourg which is well known for its theatrical programs.
He started designing in 1967, during which at the same time, he was also a professional photographer.
It was in 1974 when launched the label Thierry Mugler, and in 1990, the Thierry Mugler perfume line was introduced. He showed his first haute couture collection in Paris in 1992.
Thierry Mugler clothes are based on body aesthetics and designed to be “performed” in, probably due to his background as a dancer.
In early 2002, Jean-Luc Testu was hired as the designer for the menswear collection. He showed his first collection for Thierry Mugler Menswear during the Spring 2003 season in Paris.
During the Spring 2006 menswear season is Paris, Thierry Mugler returned on the runway with American designer Thomas Engelhart at its helm. During Spring 2009 menswear season, Rosemary Rodriguez debuted for Thierry Mugler.