I have so many fun things to share from my trip to Montreal, but I have to start with the highlight of the trip for me, the Thierry Mugler Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!
The exhibit was such a feast for the senses that even the hubby throughly enjoyed it. Of course, I think he might have been biased once he saw that Mugler had dressed David Bowie, one of his heroes!
About Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler created his first collection in 1973. In the 80’s and 90’s, he became very successful and internationally recognized. Mugler was famous for his structured looks, with exaggerated shoulders and slim waistlines. The brand dressed superstars, like Lady Gaga, Iman, Beyonce, Jerry Hall, and Diana Ross. He also designed that famous dress from the Demi Moore film, Indecent Proposal. Remember that? Mugler took inspiration from animals, fish, and insects, as well as motorcycles and cars, space travel, and fetish gear! Quite a interesting combination! Currently, the brand focuses just on beauty and fragrance.
About the Exhibit
Here’s what the website says about the exhibit:
“The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the very first exhibition on the work of French creator Thierry Mugler. Initiated, produced and circulated by the MMFA, this retrospective reveals the multiple worlds of this irrepressible artistic figure – at once visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – by revisiting his prêt-à-porter and haute couture creations.
Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1977 and 2014, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show. Each of the immersive galleries has been designed in collaboration with talented artist-designers and set designers, including Michel Lemieux, Philipp Fürhofer and Rodeo FX.”
Mostly, I’m just going to let the photos do the talking …
Baby, You Can Drive My Car
Dressing the Stars
What do you think, Dolls? Are you a fan? Now I’m hunting for vintage Thierry Mugler items to add to my wardrobe!
What I Wore
It was really hot and muggy in Montreal, especially our first couple of days. I wore dresses and skirts more than I had planned. So glad I stuck this cool sundress in the suitcase. Remember this from my birthday?
If you’re thinking hey, when did she go to Montreal … did I miss something? I recently shared on social media that my husband and I decided to sneak away for a little trip without telling anyone. But of course I took tons of pictures and have fun stories to share!
Those posts might be a little slower coming than usual though. Can you believe this teacher’s summer vacation has come to an end already? I’m back at school this week and the kids start next week. How is it August already?
Also … later this week, look for a personal story and a special collaboration!