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Manfred Thierry MUGLER Ensemble de croquis pour la création de costumes de scène de Beyoncé Knowles

Manfred Thierry MUGLER

[Beyoncé KNOWLES]

Ensemble de croquis pour la création de costumes de scène de Beyoncé Knowles

s. l. s.d. (ca 2009), divers, en feuillets.

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Important and unique set of stage costumes sketches by Manfred Thierry Mugler for Beyoncé's "I Am... World Tour" in 2009:
- A large original drawing (21,6x56 cm) in pencil, brown and pink markers on two A4 pages glued with a piece of adhesive. The sheath of the model is a collage enhanced with gold felt pen and white corrector fluid by Mugler himself.
- An original pencil drawing (21.6x27.9 cm) with several silhouettes of Beyoncé in motion, probably studies for petticoats.
- An original pencil drawing
(21.6x27.9 cm) showing several sketches of a costume made of lingerie elements and a long coat; joined: computer graphic rendering of the design. This outfit initially created for her song "Sweet Dreams (Beautiful Nightmare)" was eventually used in a photoshoot for Paris Match.
- Scan (21,6x27,9 cm) of a drawing titled "Police Be" with several original drawings by Mugler in fine black felt pen. Pasted on the leaf, a post-it note with "Supermanfred" stationery bearing an inscription by Mugler: "Can U send that to Bighair, then put it to Guyom table. Thanks." We join a computer-generated graphic rendering made by "Guyom" (Guillaume Vellard) of this policewoman outfit.
- A color computer graphic sketch heavily redrawn and annotated by Mugler ("Choucroute [hair] too high", "eye too high and too much makeup, too long", "We must arrange the make-up it does not look like the same girl.", "Tip of the panties", "change as noted!").
- Attached: 16 color computer graphic sketches on thick paper including three with corrections by Mugler in black and gold markers and white correction fluid. Also included, a photograph of the designer alongside Beyoncé printed on paper.
Superb set of sketches and documents, a fine example of the titanic work required for the most important concert tour of Queen B.
After falling under the spell of Mugler's creations during the 2008 "Superheroes" exhibition at the MET Museum, the Texan singer chose the French designer over big names in fashion such as Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier.
In 2002, Manfred Thierry Mugler retired from the fashion industry to focus on his two passions: photography and entertainment. His fashion collaborations with celebrities were scarce and carefully selected.  He however welcomed Beyoncé's proposal with enthusiasm.
He created no less than 78 costumes for the diva herself, her dancers, and musicians and became the show's art director. "Supermanfred” was thrilled to put his art to use for the star: "Feminine. Free. Warrior. Fierce. As artistic director of this tour, I have to make her vision a reality (...) Sasha Fierce [title of her latest album but also a stage alter ego she had created for herself] is another aspect of Beyoncé's personality (...) She is 'Fierce' on stage and Beyoncé in life. I tried to understand both aspects of her personality, bringing my own perception of things to it."
In a documentary chronicling this incredible tour which consisted of 104 shows in total, Beyoncé and Thierry Mugler are seen going through graphic sketches included in this set.

Clear pictures upon request

4 500 €

Réf : 83372



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