Manfred Thierry MUGLER
Paire de dessins originaux inédits de Manfred Thierry Mugler pour un projet de robe "Kim Kardashian"
s. l. s.d. [ca. 2010-2020], 7,6x12,7cm pour chacun des dessins, 2 dessins sur des post-it.
Two original unpublished drawings by Manfred Thierry Mugler for a "Kim Kardashian" dress project
"Baby got back !"
n.p. n.d. (ca. 2010-2020), 7,6x12,7cm for each, 2 drawings on post-its.
Two original unpublished drawings by fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler on post-it notes in black ink, red, blue, beige, and yellow felt-tip pens and white correction fluid. Numerous mentions in English by the designer around the drawings depicting the front and back of an extravagant dress (which to our knowledge has never been made). Top corner of the first drawing backed with a small piece of tape.
The very body-hugging front of the dress is torn at the chest ("double breasted tuxedo wriped
[sic]"). The blonde model wears a mask ("wolf ? Mask, lace eventually ?
") similar to the famous "Mouche" sunglasses created by Mugler for his "insects" 1997 spring-summer collection, or the incredible masks designed for Lady Gaga.
The second drawing of the back of the dress shows a real trompe-l'oeil
: Manfred notes to paint a portrait of Kim Kardashian ("KIM FACE
") on the back of the model ("tattoo or photo hand paint
") with black hair ("black dark hair
") ; the revealed bottom and flared hips of the model depicting the ample bosom of "Kim". Uncovered backs are not new to Mugler who had already created a dress revealing the model's posterior decorated with a triple strand of pearls in his 1995-96 ready-to-wear fall-winter collection for the 20-year anniversary of his label.
Manfred designed this dress for his muse Kim Kardashian: "I love extreme personalities, they exist and they correspond to what I want to express. [...] I've always been looking for all kinds of beauty. Whatever bodies I perfect, they also exist without my intervention, but I oversize them, I adjust the waist, the shoulders, the whole silhouette. Kim Kardashian is a perfect example; she is a callipygous beauty, an eternal, almost ancient feminine ideal." ("Conversation between Manfred T. Mugler and Thierry-Maxime Loriot" catalog of the exhibition Thierry Mulger. Couturissime. at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, 2022)
In 2002, Manfred Thierry Mugler chose to retire from the fashion industry to focus entirely on his two passions: photography and entertainment. His fashion collaborations with celebrities became very scarce and carefully selected: first with Beyoncé, for whom he made every costume of her "I Am... World Tour" (2009), then with Kim Kardashian who inspired several outfits including a very tight and now iconic jumpsuit for the Met Gala in 2019 or a space cowgirl Halloween party costume in 2021.
Manfred Thierry Mugler's original designs are extremely rare, as T.-M. Loriot points out in the same catalog of his retrospective: "Your archives are highly prized, rarely loaned and even less exhibited"Extremely rare and unique drawing by the brilliant designer, made for the sculptural Kim Kardashian - one of his "super glamorous warriors”
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7 500 €
Réf : 83346