He died on January 22, 2022 at the age of 73 of “natural” death, as confirmed by his agent. Thierry Mugler leaves behind tearful fans and great fashion designers in immense sadness, those who have lost one of their own. While he is an ambassador for Sidaction, Jean-Paul Gaultier returned to the magnificent career of this great couturier, during his appearance on the program En aparté, on Canal +, this Monday, March 28. “Saint-Laurent, Cardin, Lagerfeld, Thierry Mugler, these are genius creators of the 20th century who have left the scene. Today, you are a kind of survivor, the last of the Mohicans, it is truly you. Today today, yes, you are the last”, can we hear.
Jean-Paul Gaultier then wants to qualify: “No there is also the next generation, there are new people who are very talented but it’s true … Thierry Mugler has just died”, he begins by declaring , visibly moved: “And I’m very sad, because he’s someone I knew well and with whom I had a very good relationship. We don’t hate each other in fashion”, smiles Jean-Paul Gaultier who had shared good times with Thierry Mugler.
Jean-Paul Gaultier: “And I admired his work, great talent, great rigor, completely perfectionist”
The ambassador of Sidaction then launches into tender confidences about the couturier: “I knew him when he started out, we are roughly of the same generation. And I admired his work, great talent, great rigor, completely perfectionist. What’s great about him is that he has a very precise style, so you can even tell by a topstitching that he’s Thierry Mugler. You can tell by a lot of things that he’s , he’s the one who did it, because he has a style. That’s a rare thing”. A nice tribute from one of his peers.
Jean-Paul Gaultier © Canal +