BALMAIN SS19 COPIES MUGLER

April 9, 2019

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Thierry Mugler, himself, called them copies. Here are the images he shared on his instagram stories:

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Clearly, the entire SS19 collection was inspired by 70’s/80’s style, especially with the exaggerated silhouettes. But Broad Rounded Shoulders and strong corset bustiers seemed to mimic Mugler’s entire design aesthetic. Olivier Rousteing copied Mugler’s designs up to a scandalous level and this didn’t go unnoticed.  For the metal bustier some people can say it is an exact replica, others might say it was “inspired by”. It was accessorized differently, But the other two designs are clearly copies of Mugler specific designs. Shame on you Olivier Rousteing.

Balmain-vs-Mugler-SS19-3In 1973, Mugler created his first personal collection called “Café de Paris”. The style of the collection was both sophisticated and urban. In 1976, she asked him to show his work in Tokyo for an event organized by Shiseido. In 1978, he opened his first Paris boutique at the Place des Victoires in the 1er Arrondissement). At the same time, Thierry Mugler launched a fashion collection for men. For this collection, he reworked classical masculinity, giving it a definitively modern style. A clean, precise, structured cut which outlined a highly recognizable silhouette: prominent shoulders, both “anatomical and classic”, for a dynamically slender look.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Thierry Mugler became an internationally recognized designer, and his collections garnered much commercial success. At the request of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, he completed his first haute couture collection in 1992.

A dress by Thierry Mugler in an Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit.

His clothes are identified by their style and their structure. Mugler, over the next two decades created a style that was very much of its time: it was strong, angular, and sometimes almost cruel. Shoulders were wide and padded; waists were wasp-like. Prints were banished: Mugler’s clothes came in solid, dominating colors. Collars had exaggerated points, or flame-like cutouts. The insect kingdom was a constant influence, as were the ladies and gentlemen of film noir. PVC was often used as his material for his runway pieces, used to create space and robot themes.

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Thierry Mugler created the famous black dress worn by Demi Moore in the 1993 movie, Indecent Proposal.

His clothes are identified by their style and their structure. Mugler, over the next two decades created a style that was very much of its time: it was strong, angular, and sexual. Shoulders were wide and padded; waists were wasp-like. Prints were banished: Mugler’s clothes came in solid, dominating colors. Collars had exaggerated points, or flame-like cutouts. The insect kingdom was a constant influence, as were the ladies and gentlemen of film noir. PVC was often used as his material for his runway pieces, used to create space and robot themes.

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SS19 Collection @ Cruvoir