No matter how big a fashion freak you are, there's always something new to discover, explore, and love. And that, my friends, is what makes fashion fabulous. My latest discovery is not entirely new. Thierry Mugler, known both for his perfumes and couture, is a designer I have seen occasionally in magazines, and everyone's seen in perfume ads, even if you don't know who he is. The first thing that comes to mind ( No, I am not going to say McQueen; McQueen is amazing, but comparing him to this designer isn't very creative, considering that analogy would end with ''because of his quirky design sense''. ew, ew, triple throw up) is opulence. Beautiful opulence, one that includes insects, modern art, and flowers.
The first (and only so far) full collection of Mugler's I have seen is his Spring/Summer 1997 collection. Throughout the show, we are taken on a journey through butterflies, beetles, flies, and pill bugs. What is so magical about this collection, is how wearable these clothes, are while at the same time the inspiration is clear. Things like a beetle wings jacket, a fly mask, 3-D butterfly wings on the back of a dress, and feathers shooting out of the front of a dress are made elegant and glamorous. Another dress is silky and white, and well-fitted to the body. Streaming fringe swings from the sleeves, middle, and headdress.
Sparkle and shine, in the best sense of those words, is seen in my favorite piece. A big, voluminous dress, sparkling white, with a veil of sparkling sheer and antennaes. The front of the skirt is covered by a white cage.
This collection was an unusually long (by unusual I mean FABULOUS) 40 minutes. Many more looks were in this collection, like the sleek curvy ant inspired jackets, also made this collection beautiful, especially a very plain jacket, that when opened reveals an ornate underlining of 3-D meadow flowers, along with a flower covered top.
I truly wish I could do this designer justice, but unfortunately that's impossible with just one fashion blog post. Exploring even more gorgeous collections from Mugler (is that possible?) is something I look forward to immensely.