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July 26 2014

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30 posts tagged "Thierry Mugler"

Mugler Anew

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Enthusiasm for the eighties is on the wane, so it was smart for Rosemary Rodriguez to relaunch the Thierry Mugler line today with a collection she described as épure, meaning the excesses were swept away. You could see echoes of Mugler’s exaggerated shoulders and inverted triangle silhouettes in her collection, but she savvily avoided the clichés, save for a few leather hourglass dresses with padded hips. An evening number, on the other hand, was so densely encrusted with glinting crystals that it might make a Rodriguez convert out of Beyoncé. Mugler himself designed stage costumes complete with padded hips, bien sûr, for the superstar’s recent tour.

Photo: Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

Thierry Mugler Says “No Sparkles”

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Cross-dressing chanteuse Joey Arias has been a fixture on New York’s performance art scene since the late 1970′s, but he doesn’t look a day past fabulous. In his latest dramatic offering, Arias With a Twist, which opened to a packed house at Los Angeles’ RedCat theater last night, the star took to the stage in teetering stilettos and a custom Thierry Mugler thong that would make Sisqo blush. Before joining pals like Rosanna Arquette, Katy Rodriguez, and Lisa Edelstein at the after-party, Mr. Arias slipped into something more comfortable: a black cashmere pantsuit. But that’s not to say he left his sense of style at the green room door. “This is glamorous!” said Arias when we suggested that the pantsuit might be otherwise. “What did you expect, sequins? My dear friend Mr. Mugler would murder me if he saw me in anything that sparkled.”


Arias With a Twist, a phantasmagoric drag show co-starring X-rated marionettes, was the brainchild of Arias and his longtime friend, the famed puppeteer Basil Twist. Having enjoyed a successful run in New York, Arias has brought it to Los Angeles for a limited engagement ending on December 13.

Ruffian Encore, Scarlett To The Stage, And More…

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Ruffian is loving the high-low life. Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, whose Mise en Scene line is in stores now at Anthropologie, are scheduled to design a men’s line for Macy’s. Called Threads & Heirs, the line will launch in March, with prices ranging from $24 to $99. [WWD]

Scarlett Johansson joins the exodus of Hollywood types to Broadway. She and Liev Schreiber will star in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge in January, with Johansson putting her doe eyes to use as a 17-year-old. Somewhere deep inside, Naomi Watts is nervous. [Broadway Buzz]

Is Thierry Mugler coming back? Reports from Volvo Fashion Week in Russia suggest that Rosemary Rodriguez will soon show a womenswear collection for the brand. Fingers crossed for PVC in Spring 2011. [Fashion Week Daily]

Photo: Jun Sato/ WireImage

Blasblog: Beyoncé And Sasha Fierce at Madison Square Garden

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Everyone from my mother to Kanye West has told me that Beyoncé Knowles is already a legend. (Yeezy said Beyoncé is the new Tina Turner, whereas Moms just said she liked how she could sing good, dance good, and was real pretty.) Despite my intense skepticism, after last night’s performance—when Beyoncé dragged her dancing, writhing, belting, flying, and rolling tour to New York’s Madison Square Garden—there could be no argument. Her performance was epic, and I’m not just talking about her gorgeous voice. It was her attire that brought me to MSG in the first place, as the house of Thierry Mugler had invited a few lucky fans of the house to the concert, and for good reason: Beyoncé’s entire look, along with the video that introduced the song “If I Were a Boy,” was created in collaboration with the designer, the tour’s official creative adviser, and all of his greatest hits, including hip-padded bodysuits, leopard prints, robotic silhouettes, pointy shoulders, and theatrical draping, were represented. She looked over-the-top impeccable and gave 100 percent for the duration (just look at this movie clip for proof)—though she did have some help beyond the costumes. The whole stage must have been lined with wind machines, as her hair was never still for a single second, and there wasn’t a bead of sweat anywhere on her face. Beyond her unique showmanship, other elements were particularly memorable, like when home videos of a wee Beyoncé or clips from the Inauguration Ball in which she sang “At Last” were projected on the big screen. She also did a full spectrum of cover songs, from Sarah McLachlan to Alanis Morissette. Oh, that reminds me: During the opening number, when Beyoncé came out in a tiny beaded Mugler number with a giant bow on her rump, her husband Jay-Z made a cameo, busting some rhymes special for the concert. From his “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” he said, “Prada blouse, Gucci bra, Thierry Mugler dress—take that off!” Good thing she didn’t listen to him, because if she had there would’ve been more than a few takers out there. Hell, I would’ve knocked a few kids out for the glow-in-the-dark motorcycle top and panties.

 

 

Photo: Derek Blasberg

 

Blasblog From Moscow: Meet The City’s Other Chic Entrepreneur

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It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of Dasha Zhukova, the Moscow-born, California-raised beauty who has founded a museum, launched a fashion label, and was recently named the new editor of Pop—all before the age of 28. Here in Moscow, I’ve met another Russian stunner who’s a master at multitasking (and, like Zhukova, has a closet full of Balmain). Meet Aizel Trudel. The daughter of a Russian diplomat, Trudel grew up all over the world and developed an obsession with fashion that she’s put to good use: She now operates a collection of stores in Moscow, including two Louboutin shops, two Diane von Furstenberg stores, the Marc Jacobs boutique and another for Marc by Marc, a J. Mendel location, and five Aizel stores of her own, which were the first to stock the likes of Proenza Schouler and Balmain in Russia. And it looks like that’s just the beginning.
How did you get into the fashion business?

I was the head of PR and advertising for a company here in Moscow that worked with Donna Karan, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, and a slew of other brands, but when I turned 25 I wanted a change. A few years ago my friend Santiago Gonzalez and I went to a party at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, and as I was going down the escalator I saw Christian Louboutin with Diane von Furstenberg going up the other way. I realized that was my chance to meet him, so I ran up the escalator to catch him and started shouting “Christian!” That was the start of our great friendship and business relationship. It was a fruitful meeting because it introduced me to DVF as well.
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