Thierry Mugler Named Mugler Creative Advisor
THIERRY MUGLER is the new creative advisor to Thierry Mugler SAS director general and Clarins Fragrance Group president Joël Palix. The designer - who founded the company - has served as Thierry Mugler Parfum’s artistic director since 1992. He will offer advice to the French businessman on various aspects of the business, although will not be involved in any decision-making. The company is still searching for a creative director, following Nicola Formichetti’s departure earlier this month.
The move will bring both the ready-to-wear and fragrance categories under one creative management. As part of the restructure, Thierry Mugler head designers Sébastien Peigné and Romain Kremer have left the fashion house.
“It is not an understatement to say that Mr Thierry Mugler is both a legend of fashion and fragrance,” said Palix. “His body of work has influenced many designers and perfumers worldwide. He has brought extraordinary sensory experiences to millions of women and men across the world. It is time to unite both activities under one single creative management and turn Mugler into a global and fully integrated luxury brand with a synergetic approach across fashion, accessories and fragrances.”
Mugler handed over creative control of his label’s fashion and clothing category in 2002, after becoming dissatisfied with the increasingly important money-making aspects of the business. Mugler will also focus his attentions on external theatre shows, with one scheduled in Paris at the end of 2013 and another planned in Berlin next autumn.
Catch Beyonce wearing custom made Thierry Mugler in her new spot for Pepsi, “Mirrors”. The costume was part of her I Am… World Tour.