Thierry Mugler's label was a cult icon through the '80s and '90s (essentially, the golden fashion era of runway excess and supermodels), but the label shuttered in 2003 following some financial difficulties. In recent years, however, the label has been revived and issued a new creative director, Rosemary Rodriguez.
After issuing a new perfume (and a rather bewildering ad campaign) in "Womanity," the reclusive Mugler is back in the spotlight, and the brand is apparently looking for a renaissance.
While recent rumors suggested the House of Mugler was eyeing designer Gareth Pugh for its comeback, it seems the label has done one better in securing the stylist that arguably made Gaga, well, Gaga: Nicola Formichetti, whose first collection for the brand will be Fall 2011.
Formichetti currently has a fleet of other gigs -- from acting as fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan and being a contributing editor of both V MAgazine, Dazed & Confused, and more -- so it's unclear if any other of those positions will lag as he takes on the hefty responsibilities of acting as a creative director.
In a release, Joel Palix (President of Clarins Fragrance Group and Director General of Thierry Mugler SAS) stated: "“We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand. Thierry Mugler has an incredibly rich heritage, which means we must always innovate, create something new, daring and special."
Considering Formichetti's track record with Gaga, we can likely rest assured that there'll be plenty of "daring and special" pieces on the horizon, as well as some guaranteed red carpet appearances by Gaga wearing Mugler come next fall (if not earlier).