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article imageFrench designer Thierry Mugler presents his first retrospective in Montreal

By AFP     Feb 26, 2019 in World

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler presented Tuesday at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts the first ever retrospective of his 35-year career, including outfits and sketches.

Mugler described the show as a "glamorous tragedy"
Mugler described the show as a "glamorous tragedy"
MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE, AFP

"The thing that touches me most, when I see all these pieces, is the fact that I motivated and gathered around me exceptional masters," said Thierry Mugler, 70.

He described the show as a "glamorous tragedy."

The show brings together dozens of objects from the couturier's career: outfits  costumes but a...
The show brings together dozens of objects from the couturier's career: outfits, costumes but also sketches, photographs and videos tracing his success from 1977 to 2014
MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE, AFP

"Thierry Mugler: Couturissime" brings together dozens of objects from the couturier's career: outfits, costumes but also sketches, photographs and videos tracing his success from 1977 to 2014.

Organized into acts, "like an opera," according to museum director Nathalie Bondil, the exhibit also features animated screenings and music to create thematic ambiances embodying the designer's various projects over the course of his career.

Organized into acts  "like an opera " according to museum director Nathalie Bondil  the ex...
Organized into acts, "like an opera," according to museum director Nathalie Bondil, the exhibit also features animated screenings and music to create thematic ambiances embodying the designer's various projects over the course of his career
MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE, AFP

"Mr Mugler is a legend, an icon, the qualifiers are many because his work is quite exceptional," Bondil said.

The exhibition will open to the public March 2 to September 8.

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