Thierry Mugler's romantic life and details on his sexuality: The fashion designer's cause of death revealed!
Thierry Mugler was a French fashion designer who rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s with his bold, timeless designs. Admired and favored by high-profile stars of his time, Mugler's work and legacy in the fashion was termed "ahead of his time" and ever-exemplary. He was also a big name in the fragrance industry.
Born on December 21, 1948, in Strasbourg, France, Mugler had also pursued a career in ballet dancing briefly as he started studying the art form at the age of nine. At 20, he arrived in Paris and founded Cafe de Paris before launching his namesake brand Thierry Mugler. During his storied life, Mugler's personal life remained and continues to be an untold story.
Was Thierry Mugler married?
Mugler didn't pursue the marital aspect of life and didn't have any kids. He pretty much maintained a single life in front of the camera. Although there isn't knowing if the fashion designer indulged in any committed relationship away from the stares of the media, one thing the whole industry knew about the France-born was that he was gay.
Mugler worked with some of the most prominent figures throughout his career. Photo Source: Instagram
Mugler's sexual orientation unveiled itself as the designer cast trans models, drag artists and club kids in his runaway shows. Mugler was openly-gay, but he never had to pronounce himself as one; he let his work, which drew immense inspiration from the LGBTQ community, speak for himself.
Mugler dressed some of the most iconic stars like Demi Moore, Grace Jones, David Bowie throughout the 80s and 90s, and recently, designed for Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Cardi B. Mugler was unproblematic as a professional and never once did he spark any romance rumors with the stars.
Mugler took up bodybuilding after retiring from fashion. Photo Source: Instagram
Mugler's approach to fame was his work and work alone. The fashion designer kept his love life and family's information off-limits. His inclusiveness astonished many when he retired from the fashion industry in 2013 and ordained himself as Manfred. Mugler took up exhaustive bodybuilding after his retirement and, in 2019, made a bomb appearance as he posed semi-naked for a photoshoot.
Thierry Mugler is dead at 73!
The fashion powerhouse died on January 23, 2022. Mugler's official Instagram page was the first to report the designer's death. "#RIP We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace." The message read in English and French.
Mugler hosted the most sizzling star-studded party during Paris Fashion Week last year. Source: Mugler
Mugler's death came as shocking for many as he wasn't battling any illness and had recently announced a new project. The cause of his death wasn't revealed immediately, but it is now said to be a natural cause. Mugler's fashion house mourned his death on Instagram.
"A visionary whose imagination as a couturier, perfumer and image-maker empowered people around the world to be bolder and dream bigger everyday," Mugler Fashion House wrote. Many celebrities took to various social media platforms to remember the late designer. "I will miss you Thierry Mugler this was a wonderful time in our lives," Diane Ross tweeted alongside a throwback picture of herself and Mugler.
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