The designs of the iconic French couturier Thierry Mugler convey a powerful and seductive image of womanhood. His architectural, ultra-stylized silhouettes, his exploration of new materials, his passion for staging and spectacle, and his futuristic fantasies have left an indelible impression on the world of fashion. Cast into themes that embody Mugler’s aesthetic – fantasy, anatomy, metamorphosis, heroines, and stars – this lavish anthology is packed with his classic work, from outrageous catwalk shows to extravagant accessories. Celebrities, supermodels and muses shine out from original sketches and photographs by Thierry Mugler himself, alongside images from some of the great names of fashion photography. This visual journey through four decades of constant creativity moves from the founding of the house in the 1970s, through the cutting-edge couture of the 1980s and 1990s to the present day’s bestselling fragrances and the styling of spectacular shows and concerts. As a designer and artist, Thierry Mugler is always seeking new outlets for his inexhaustible energy, and brings his unmistakable style to everything he touches.