As you might know or if not I would like to share this with you, that fashion which meets art is my passion. So when I heard about that one of the 80s famous avant garde designers of course not just know for this fashion period, will exhibit collections of several periods in the Netherlands I knew what to do. I will go to see it. Presented in the Kunsthaal which is without a doubt place where I love to spend my Sundays from time to time anyway .
The long expected Thierry Mugler Couturissime is going live. The second exposition location in the world is here in the Netherlands Rotterdam after the first venue in Montreal.
From October 13 and believe me I was there the 1st day when the official opening started. Little disappointed that I couldn’t be there for the pre opening premiere where the master himself was present. His message “I have always been fascinated by the most beautiful animal on Earth the human being”.
It is a major exhibition and really showing a very artistic mind behind the visionary couturier, perfume creator, director and much more in one person. The creation which you can see from very close by are futuristic creations which transformed women into supervixens and otherworldly creatures.
You can admire more than 150 outfits which is a lot. Some are showed for the first time to the public made from the late 70s till 2014. What is extremely powerful that from ready to wear collection next to it you see the costumes created for the artist worn as Diana Ross, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli and Céline Dion. He has also created costumes for Mylène Farmer and Beyoncé for their tours and videos.The worth mentioning is the customs and video Too funky from George Michael directed by Thierry Mugler in 1992. The ever famous and unusual style of music video become hit overnight and still make my own heartbeat when I hear the music or see the very sexy fashion style with the famous 90s supermodels.
The exhibition is very real and life as most is shown on the figurines made by Hans Boodt in Roterdam. Beside all of this you see a selection of very artistic photographs made by the best photographers in the industry such as Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, Jean Paul Gourde and others.
When you see it close by you will understand why Mugler’s designs became works of art, sculptures to be donned by divas, goddesses, and primadonnas who could transform into exotic creatures, erotic enigmas, and fantastical archetypes”
The exhibition will run through March 8, 2020 and if you have not yet been I can just say hurry up and go to see it with your own eyes.