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by Daniele Bott
The designs of the iconic French couturier Thierry Mugler convey a powerful and seductive image of womanhood. His architectural, ultra-stylized silhouettes, his exploration of new materials, his passion for staging and spectacle, and his futuristic fantasies have left an indelible impression on the world of fashion.
Divided into five key themes that embody Mugler’s aestheti...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Thames Hudson
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Some fashion books show clothes and others show art pieces that are wearable, like the great Alexander McQueen book where none of the outfits could be worn in a public place but definitely qualifies as brilliant art. This book falls under that category, too. Unless you're Lady Gaga or Grace Jones you'll probably never wear these outfits to church but they're still absolutely breathtaking to the eye. Daniele Bott's book also has quite a few memorable remarks from Mr. Mugler, a designer of boundle ...more
If the reader us able to overlook the sycophantic linguistics of the author (which shouldn't be difficult considering the stunning photographs) they may enter the fabulously glamourous world of designer Thierry Mugler. THe collection of photographs which showcase the 40-odd years of Mugler's reign may not follow the accompanying chapters (I often found myself at a loss looking for a described gown that was not illustrated), but the flow of images through the 5 chapters still works since the auth ...more