French fashion icon Thierry Mugler dies at age 73


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Iconic French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, whose designs were warn by entertainment royalty from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga to Beyonce, is dead at the age of 73. 

Mugler's official Instagram page confirmed his passing Sunday night.   

'#RIP We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022,' the post read. 'May his soul Rest In Peace.'

His cause of death is not yet known. 

Mugler dressed the biggest names in fashion and showbiz, even coming out of retirement in 2019 to dress Kardashian for the Met Gala.  

Iconic French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, whose designs were warn by entertainment royalty from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga to Beyonce, is dead at the age of 73

Mugler's official Instagram page confirmed his passing Sunday night

Mugler (center) and members of Dee Lite band attend a fashion week party in the 1980s

Mugler, seen at the dress rehearsal of his show 'The Wyld - Not of this world' in October 2014

Mugler, seen here in Paris in July of 1992 at a fashion show

Thierry Mugler (right) and Jean Paul Gaultier attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris

Other famous names dressed by the Frenchman include everyone from icons like David Bowie, George Michael, Cindy Crawford and Sharon Stone to modern stars like Cardi B, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bella Hadid. 

After his retirement, Mugler worked as an artistic adviser to Beyonce, including in designing the costumes for her 'I Am...' world tour in support of the album that unveiled the character of Sasha Fierce.   

Mugler was also famous for his line of perfumes, which are sold to this day. His most recent fragrance, Angel Nova, was released in June 2020. 

He made his name largely in the 1980s and early 90s, with his designs used everywhere from the runway to stage shows.  

The designer also helped pave the way for transgender models, as Mugler used them in his stage shows as far back as 1984.    

His first perfume, Angel, released in 1992 and was said to be preferred by Hillary Clinton and Barbara Walters.  

Kim Kardashian West wore Mugler as recently as the 2019 Met Gala

Kardashian, seen here with Mugler at the opening of an exhibition in Montreal, was part of a revival of his designs

Mugler, seen here with supermodel Tyra Banks

Thierry Mugler and Georges Bedran attend the Manfred Thierry Mugler Photographe exhibition at Polka Factory in 2019