He was known for designs with broad shoulders and sharp tailoring, inspired by 1940s and 50s glamour.
Mugler’s designs were worn by stars including David Bowie and Lady Gaga. He created many stage costumes for Beyoncé and in 2019 designed Kim Kardashian’s famous “wet dress” for the Met Gala.
In later years, his brand became famous for perfumes, such as Angel and Alien.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022,” a post on Mugler’s official Facebook account confirmed.
A post on his Instagram page described Mugler as “a visionary whose imagination… empowered people around the world to be bolder and dream bigger every day.”
His agent told AFP news agency that he died of natural causes.