Exhibition ticket - Thierry Mugler, Couturissime
From 30 September 2021 to 24 April 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will for the first time pay tribute to the extraordinary career of Thierry Mugler, who has spanned the decades thanks to his unique creative vision, establishing himself as one of the most daring and inventive fashion designers of his time.
This autumn’s must-see fashion exhibition
Over 150 designs including a number of archive pieces dating from 1977 to 2014, haute couture and ready-to-wear accessories, stage costumes, photographs, films and unpublished archives, showcase the fascinating world of this designer, as well as his multiple artistic collaborations in the fields of entertainment, music and cinema.
From his earliest designs that pushed the boundaries of eccentricity to Kim Kardashian’s 2019 Met Gala gown, Mugler has always had a penchant for the spectacular. Housed in the newly renovated Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman Fashion Galleries, the exhibition extends over two floors, signalling the return of this visionary artist, photographer, perfume inventor and director to the city of Paris, which he is so fond of and where he has experienced so much success. Far from being a classic retrospective, the exhibition is divided into several acts like an opera and blends costumes with animated projections, images by the greatest fashion photographers and artists, including Guy Bourdin, Jean-Paul Goude, Karl Lagerfeld, Dominique Issermann, David LaChapelle, Luigi & Iango, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts and Ellen von Unwerth and music, creating varied and unique atmospheres that perfectly personify the quirky side of this designer who launched his career in the late 70s. How could we forget the video for George Michael’s song “Too Funky” directed by Thierry Mugler, and the outfits he designed for the most famous supermodels of the 1990s, from Eva Herzigova to Linda Evangelista, from Emma Sjöberg to Estelle Lefébure!
“Thierry Mugler, Couturissime” is an opportunity to discover and rediscover this brilliant artist: a dancer, showman, photographer and designer, a man who made his mark by revolutionising the world of fashion through his creations with sculptural designs that are both futuristic and elegant. Mugler’s distinctive style transcends fashion and has influenced generations of designers to this day.
Opening days and times
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 11am to 6pm
Thursday from 11am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: from 11am to 8pm
Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
Tickets and prices
Tickets are valid for all exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and for visits to the permanent collections.
Free for visitors under 26, French teachers (on presentation of the Education pass), disabled visitors, the unemployed and RSA holders (on presentation of proof). Reservation required (+ €1 administration fee).
- Suitcases and large bags are not allowed.
MapMUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
107, RUE DE RIVOLI
107, RUE DE RIVOLIGALERIE D'ETUDE
75001 PARIS 01
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A health pass is required to enter.