The Most Fabulous Mugler Moments On The Red Carpet, In Celebration Of The Great Designer

Who remembers this look on Cardi B?

Cardi B at the Grammy Awards

by Natalie Hammond |

Manfred Thierry Mugler - the designer behind some of the most memorable fashion moments since the Eighties - has passed away at the age of 73. Famous for making red carpet gowns that provoked shock and awe - see, Kim Kardashian's extraordinary dress at 2019's Met Gala - Mugler stepped from his namesake label in the early '00s, but continued designing stand-out looks for his celebrity clientele that always pushed the boundaries (Casey Cadwallader was announced as the new creative director in 2017).

'This is a moment of deep emotion and great sadness for the teams at the Maison Mugler', said Sandrine Groslier, global president of fashion and fragrance. 'In the nearly 30 years of collaboration, I remember him as a genius who revolutionised the world of fashion, fragrances, photography and staging. An artist for whom the limit was no limit. An exceptionally talented, visionary and inclusive genius. Beyond being a creator with infinite energy and a boundless sense of creativity, I wish above all to pay tribute to the sensitive, generous and sincere man. We are thinking today of all those who, like us, love him and have lost their star.'

At 2019's Grammy Awards, Cardi B - a devoted fan of Mugler's - wore a vintage look from the designer's '90s archives; a gown that fanned around her body, and was crinkled to look like a seashell, with a teardrop-shaped pearl set in her bodysuit's bellybutton. Can you imagine anything more iconic? Keep scrolling for more amazing looks from Mugler.


SEE: Thierry Mugler's Best Red Carpet Moments

Cindy Bruna
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At last year's NRJ Music Awards, Cindy Bruna paired lemon yellow thigh-highs with a little black dress designed by creative director, Casey Cadwallader.

Irina Shayk
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Irina Shayk looking like a high-fashion butterfly in this sequinned gown for last year's opening of Thierry Mugler, Couturissime.

Megan Fox
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Megan Fox caused quite a stir at last year's VMAs, arriving in this blink-and-you'd-miss-it design by Mugler.

Dua Lipa
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At 2020's Global Music Awards, Dua did an Angelina Jolie, serving up some statement leg action in this cut-away gown from Mugler.

Juliette Binoche
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For 2019's European Film Awards, Juliette Binoche pulled off two tricky trends in one spectacular look: a cape and a pair of sheer sleeves. Genius.

Hunter Schafer
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A Mugler minidress, designed by Casey Cadwallader, on Euphoria's Hunter Schafer.

Naomi Campbell
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At 2019's Fashion for Relief, Naomi Campbell looked iconic in this reveal-and-conceal dress by Mugler.

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian had to take breathing lessons - from the legendary corset designer Mr. Pearl - to wear this narrow-waisted design to 2019's Met Gala.

Chlou00eb Sevigny
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Chloë Sevigny at the premiere of The Dead Don't Die.

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian - a long-time fan of Mugler - wore this spaghetti-strap gown to 2019's Hollywood Beauty Awards.

Cardi B
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Name a more iconic red carpet moment than Cardi B - dressed in vintage Mugler - at 2019's Grammy Awards?

Bella Hadid
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Bella Hadid wore an absolute classic - Mugler's famous corsetry - for the Harper's Bazaar Awards.

Kerry Washington
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Another classic, this time an hourglass silhouette on Kerry Washington.

Tracee Ellis Ross
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Tracee Ellis Ross sizzled at 2016's BET Awards.

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga at 2011's CFDA Awards.

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