Did the new Mugler show influence Kim Kardashian’s look?

Vogue wonders whether Thierry Mugler: Couturissime led the star to wear the French designer’s vintage garments
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Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal
Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal

Sometimes, to stay ahead in fashion, you have to look back. Earlier this month the reality TV and social-media star Kim Kardashian turned heads by wearing vintage Thierry Mugler outfits at a number of key engagements. She wore a 1983 snakeskin printed dress during an appearance on The Tonight Show, and a revealing black number to The Hollywood Beauty Awards.

 

Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal
Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal

This run of outfits led Vogue to ask whether the forthcoming Mugler museum retrospective, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, introduced Kardashian to the legendary French designer.

 

Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal
Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal

As if in response, Kardashian flew to Montreal earlier this week to take part in a private view of the show – which opens to the public on 2 March – posing in not one, but two Mugler creations. 

 

Patrice Stable, Model Emma Sjöberg Wiklund on the Set of George Michael’s Too Funky Video Shoot, Paris, 1992. Outfit: Thierry Mugler: Les Cow-boys collection, prêt-à-porter spring/summer 1992. “Motorcyle-fairing” bustier of hand- painted Plexiglas (Jean-Jacques Urcun), padded heart on the back. Fringed leather shorts. Matching “Budweiser” garter. Photo: © Patrice Stable.
Patrice Stable, Model Emma Sjöberg Wiklund on the Set of George Michael’s Too Funky Video Shoot, Paris, 1992. Outfit: Thierry Mugler: Les Cow-boys collection, prêt-à-porter spring/summer 1992. “Motorcyle-fairing” bustier of hand- painted Plexiglas (Jean-Jacques Urcun), padded heart on the back. Fringed leather shorts. Matching “Budweiser” garter. Photo: © Patrice Stable.

Can’t make it over to Quebec? Then order the book instead. Lavishly designed and richly illustrated, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime traces Mugler’s career and reveals never-before-seen material by photographers such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and David LaChapelle, as well as plenty of vintage looks, fit for the world’s biggest influencers. Buy your copy here.

 

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime


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