Evening ensemble, Thierry Mugler

  • Thierry Mugler

  • Gift of Thierry Mugler
  • Spring - Summer 1979
  • GAL 1980.105.1ab
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The term "evening ensemble" suddenly sounds obsolete when applied to this outfit by Thierry Mugler, more evocative of nights at the Palace Club than of a traditional society event.

From 1978 through the early 1980s, the Palace, where the waiters wore Mugler-designed uniforms, was the focal point for the fashion world and, in a way, its workshop.

This silver lamé trouser suit testifies to the precise, structured, spectacular style of a creator who drew unhesitatingly on big Hollywood productions and the glamour of their stars. He turned fashion into a pageant and, like other couturiers and designers of the time, became a star in his own right. In one logical outcome, in 1977, three years after the founding of his company, he turned the fashion show into a spectacle; and in 1984, at the Zenith in Paris, 6000 people attended the supershow marking the Mugler label's tenth anniversary.

Notice's author : Laurent Cotta