Mugler X H&M

Yvonna Russell
3 min readMay 2, 2023
MUGLER H&M

Calling all Glamazons. H&M Mugler is coming. The capsule collection is a tribute to French haute couture fashion designer Thierry Mugler’s greatest hits of the 80’s and 90’s. The menswear, womenswear and accessories are signature pieces of the designer’s classics. Each style curated by Creative Director Casey Cadwallader features Thierry Mugler’s signature embodying the founder’s legacy as in a black velvet dress with a shaped waist, and puffed sleeves, a lace corset dress, a skirt suit with piercing details, and an acidic green tailored jacket. Accessories too are edgy and sexy include boomerang-shaped earrings, gold body chains and a double brooch connected by a chain.

“This collection is a watershed moment for the house of Mugler — a chance for us to celebrate our history and the pieces that we are beloved for today. The collaboration includes many of our signatures, from catsuits and bodycon dresses to tailoring, denim and beautiful, bold jewellery and accessories.”

For the fashionistas who don’t know the iconic Thierry Mugler was the go to designer for iconic superstars Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, David Bowie, George Michael, Kim Kardashian and Cardi B. Who can forget Demi Moore in the Mugler dress she wore in Indecent Proposal?

Alan Strutt (born 1967, UK). Yasmin Le Bon, Palladium, London, 1997. Evening Standard, October 1997. Haute couture Fall/Winter 1997–98 collection (“La Chimère”). © Alan Strutt

Yasmin Le Bon, Palladium, London, 1997. Evening Standard, October 1997. Haute couture Fall/Winter 1997–98 collection (“La Chimère”). © Alan Strutt

The Brooklyn Museum exhibition, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is the first retrospective to explore the fascinating, edgy universe of the French designer and creator of iconic perfumes.

EvaHerzigová,behindthescenesattheThierryMuglerfashionshow,Paris,1992.Prêt-à-porterSpring/Summer1992collection(“LesCow-boys”).©EllenvonUnwerth

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime ( Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum)

The Thierry Mugler show showcases over 100 outfits, accessories, videos, photos and sketches runs till May 7th and is a feast of the fashion visionary talent, one of the most daring and innovative designers of the late twentieth century.

Thanks to the ethos of H&M offering great fashion and democratizing design for all of us. The Mugler H&M collab drops in select stores and online at hm.com on May 11th. See you there.

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Yvonna Russell

Writer. I cover the arts, good causes and style. Will work for coffee, wine and Manolo Blahniks.