An Exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime Arrives at Louvre at the End of September
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, located in the west wing of the Louvre museum, is preparing to present a grand exhibition about the career and artistic legacy of Thierry Mugler. The display will open on September 30 and will be available for visiting until April 24, 2022. The initiative belongs to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where the exhibition was held in 2019.
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime will be an homage to a unique and talented artist whose ideas have influenced fashion, photography, music videos, perfumery, and the struggle for minority rights.
Thierry Mugler’s career started in the seventies and until 2002, when the designer stopped regularly performing on the runway, his fame as one of the most daring and experimental fashion creators of his time did not fade. In the nineties, thanks to his inclusive approach to Paris shows, transgender models appeared on the catwalk, which played an important role in promoting the principles of tolerance.
The exhibition will take place in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the restoration of which was financed by the spouses Stephen and Christine Schwarzman. The exhibits will be located on two floors and will be the reason for the visit of the maestro to Paris, where he began his journey almost five decades ago.
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime will introduce visitors to the world of the outstanding designer and his various projects in the entertainment, music, and film industries. The guests will see stage costumes, photographs, unpublished archives dating from 1973-2014… In addition, digital performances will be part of the show.
The curator of the exhibition is Thierry-Maxime Loriot. One of the rooms will feature the master’s photographs. In 1976, Mugler was one of the first fashion designers to shoot advertising campaigns by himself. The exotic locations include Greenland, the Sahara Desert, and Stalin’s skyscrapers in Moscow.