MUGLER JEWELRY DISRUPTIVE, AVANT-GARDE APPROACH

In jewellery fashion the sophistication of the 1980s is back. Bangles, necklaces, rings reach size XXL.

By Cody

MUGLER JEWELRY DISRUPTIVE, AVANT-GARDE APPROACH

In jewelry fashion, the sophistication of the 1980s is back. Bangles, necklaces, rings reach size XXL. It can never be big enough. After the epoch of minimalism, delicate rings, and elegant chains, the real statement pieces are taking over. There is again, “bigger is better.” The season for season jewels is becoming more and more exuberant and opulent.

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Statement jewelry is inspired by history, films, pop stars, and fantasies of designers. Look at the theatrical jewelry works of Thierry Mugler from the 1980s, or the Jewelry Madonna or other pop stars have worn or are wearing. Designers get their inspiration from their surroundings, Bicycle chains, or other tools from the neighbor's repair shop serve as a template for jewels. Fashion houses such as Loewe, Chanel, and Balmain put their model's enormous chokers around their necks or look at the TV anchors. This fall, massive Jewelry is en vogue as it was in the ’80s.

MUGLER defends a disruptive, avant-garde approach to the world through the prism of Monsieur Mugler’s imagination, influenced by culture. The MUGLER jewelry experience offers everyone the pleasure of transforming themselves, the giddiness of transcending themselves, the power of shaping their image. In both fashion and Jewelry, MUGLER unsettles, inspires, and accomplishes, reconciling the demands of the extraordinary with the surprise of the outrageous.

But reactions to Mugler’s fashion have not always been so light-hearted. Feminists have branded him a misogynist, who turns women into sex objects. Others have accused him of adhering to a Fascist aesthetic. “I want my models to be bigger, stronger, and taller than common mortals,” he once said. “I need superwomen and supermen.” His photos show a preference for monumental sculpture and a world in which buildings or elements of nature dwarf human forms. And Mugler does nothing to dispel any links with Fascist art. Instead, he cites Hitler’s filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, as one of his “heroes in real life.” For him, she is “a true artist … who brought an enormous contribution to the development of cinematographic technique.”

Whatever the prevailing trend in fashion, Mugler has retained his vision. “All the top designers fling themselves at every fashion magazine in existence to see what is going on elsewhere and to spot trends,” says Francois Baudot. “Thierry doesn’t look at them. He is in his world, and his obsessions are always the same.”

Whatever the persona, however, Mugler always seems to go to extremes. “When he goes swimming, he’ll swim for miles.” “When he goes on trips, it’s always to somewhere quite extreme – to an immense desert of Greenland.” He also regularly disappears without leaving his close business partners a means of contacting him. He now spends six months of the year in New York, and Paris has a house near the Buttes Chaumont park. As he does not like furniture, it is practically empty.

In the past, Mugler has been compared to Peter Pan, and he seemed thoroughly delighted about this. “Yes, I like that. It’s true that I had a period when I dressed like Peter Pan in tights and the same sort of shoes. I like his naivety, his ability to fly away, and to be free”.

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