Supermodels and musicians are among those taking to social media to pay tribute to French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, who died on Sunday aged 73.
Diana Ross, Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Kylie Minogue, Georgia May Jagger, Irina Shayk and Beyoncé mourn the loss of Mugler, whose futuristic, sculptural creations were often defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist.
“I’ll miss you Thierry Mugler,” music legend Ross captioned a commemorative photo with Mugler, who she dressed for various runway and entertainment events. “It was a wonderful time in our lives.”
In a heartfelt eulogy on Instagram, beauty mogul Kim Kardashian praised Mugler’s “vision,” “transformations,” and “magic.” She also spotlighted some of her favorite Mugler ensembles, including her 2019 Met Gala dress, which was literally dripping with crystals.
“My heart is breaking,” she wrote. “There is no one like you!… I am so honored to have known you, spent time with you and been a muse to you. There was so much more you could show the world and that we had planned together, but you gave us so much already.
“I will never forget our time together around the world and learning from the master personally what couture really means! You always said that beauty will save the world – and you really believed it was a better place because of the beauty all around! Thanks for the beauty.”
Another high-profile Mugler collaborator, singer Beyoncé, shared a black-and-white image of the designer on her website with the caption, “Rest in Peace.” The Lemonade artist also posted a moving collage of Mugler looks she’s modeled over the years – including a fan-favorite gold bodysuit she wore during the music video for her hit single Sweet Dreams.
Actor Wilson Cruz also paid tribute to Mugler by tweeting, “Who did it like #ThierryMugler? NOBODY! #RIP legend.”
A number of celebrities expressed their grief in the comments section of Mugler’s latest Instagram post, which confirmed his death on Sunday.
“Nonononono,” wrote supermodel Hadid, while singer Minogue commented, “Deepest condolences… a true visionary. Thanks for your art Manfred.”
Other commenters included model Jagger, who Mugler called “a force of creativity and kindness,” and “black” actress Tracee Ellis Ross, who posted a series of heartbroken emojis.
In a separate Instagram statement, model hailed Shayk Mugler as the “god of fashion” who “went too soon” and shared a carousel of photos with the clothing artist.
“A rare TRUE kindness, sweetest,” Shayk wrote. “[You will] will always be missed by your Russian.”
On her Instagram Story, reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian posted a heartbroken emoji and a picture of her famous All in Mugler family creations. Also “heartbroken” was RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Shea Couleé, who lamented the double losses of Mugler and fellow fashion titan André Leon Talley, who died last week aged 73.
“Not Mugler?!?!?” Couleé tweeted. “First Andre and now Thierry? This is too much.”
Not Muglers?!?!? First Andre and now Thierry? This is too much. I am so heartbroken 😭😭😭
— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) January 23, 2022