Another point for Style.com: The day before Thanksgiving, they predicted that Beyonce, who was jiggling on the Today Show that morning, would announce that Thierry Mugler would be designing the costumes for her upcoming Sasha Fierce tour. But even though we paced between rooms to try to catch the announcement for over two hours, which never happened, we're not mad, because it turns out they were totally right. Beyonce, who's lately taken to performing in Pugh, will rock a 58-piece rotation of Mugler designs, surrounded by back-up dancers, singers and band members all also donning Mugler - he'll even serve as the Creative Director, which means he picks the lighting, consults on choreography, and directs several segments (god we hope it looks like Too Funky), including one called "Ave Maria." Which kind of makes Mugler the new Madonna/Gaultier. Or, we need more latte. PS Is it possible that MTV is not in on some kind of documentary for this? Because True Life: Thierry Goes Fierce would be the perfect Sunday lunch.
The Thierry Mugler Conundrum: Who Will Be Creative Director?
The Tierry Mugler label, revived in 2008, is rumored to be shopping for a new creative director. The status of current artistic director Rosemary Rodriguez is unknown. WWD reports that Gareth Pugh is the front-runner for the position, which is understandable and probably true. Pugh's dramatic silhouettes and unconventional designs reject the traditional conception of ready-to-wear and flirt with the idea of fashion as art, much like Mugler did in the late '70s and '80s. Pugh is also a responsible choice since he is only 29 years old, the perfect age for a position that Mugler's owners will expect him to fill for at least ten to fifteen years.