It’s fascinating to contemplate how a designer like Thierry Mugler would have tackled trend week amid lockdown. From the launch of his eponymous label in 1973 to retirement in 2002, Mugler’s method to the runway was akin to theater. (It’s no surprise he made costumes for the circus at one level in his profession.) And his collections, in fact, had been on the identical stage; it was solely acceptable that the mannequin who wore the metallic cyborg getup in his really legendary twentieth anniversary displaying revealed it with a sudden drop of a floor-length coat. Mugler, who now goes by Manfred, finally turned his focus towards bodybuilding—to the purpose that the New York Instances as soon as described him as a “240-pound spectacle of muscle and nipple and tattoo.” His legacy, however, lives on. From the exaggerated silhouettes that outlined the ‘80s to the fetishization of latex, it’ll all be on full show in “Couturissime,” an upcoming touring exhibition opening at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs in September. Within the meantime, revisit a number of the showman’s most memorable stagings and appears.