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"Too Funky": this devilishly sexy clip from George Michael and Thierry Mugler with the supermodels of the 90s

2022-01-24T14:57:00.083Z

The French couturier has just passed away at the age of 73. In 1992, he collaborated with the English musician for his clip Too Funky, a parade bringing together his creations that have become iconic.



In the corridors of the

Thierry Mugler, Couturissime

exhibition , which continues until April 24 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the notes of a song resonate.

It's

Too Funky

, written and composed by British pop star George Michael in 1992. An entire room is dedicated to this track.

Or rather to its clip, quintessence of the pop aesthetic of the 1990s, magnificently embodied by the creations of Thierry Mugler, who disappeared on January 24.

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Unreal outfits, stiletto heels, lascivious silhouettes and bun creping: the clip deploys the sulphurous world of fashion through a fashion show, plunging both into the glamor of the catwalks and the hell of their backstage.

Produced by Jeff Beasley and directed by Mike Southon (even if it is George Michael who appears behind the camera in the image), it brings together

the most emblematic

supermodels

of the time: Eva Herzigová, Linda Evangelista, Emma Sjöberg, Estelle Lefébure, or even Tyra Banks.

But also the actress and muse Rossy de Palma.

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Eva Herzigova at Thierry Mugler's Spring-Summer 1992-1993 ready-to-wear fashion show.

(Paris, October 1, 1992.)

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Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Diana Ross and fashion designer Thierry Mugler at Saks for the benefit of the Amphar association.

(New York, September 21, 1993.)

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Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Linda Evangelista in Mugler during the filming of the clip for

Too Funky

, by George Michael.

(Paris, in 1992.)

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Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Multicolored sheath dress from the fall-winter 1997-1998 haute couture collection.

(Paris, July 10, 1997.)

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Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

Thierry Mugler in 25 flagship creations

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The robot woman

Among the outfits highlighted in the clip, we recognize the Harley Davidson jumpsuit from the "Cow-Boy" collection, worn by Emma Sjöberg: a revisited bustier, mixing corset and motorcycle handlebars, which we will find later on Beyoncé during the "I am..." tour, for which he made the costumes in 2009. The clip for

Too Funky

also features a piece for a woman-robot, a gynoid and futuristic combination made of metal, which was presented in 1995 at the Cirque d'Hiver for the 20th anniversary of the Mugler house.

The clip of George Michael's hit, made in an era plagued by AIDS, advocated, through the provocative aspect of the creations and its text ("I'm going to be the lover you never had"), the desire and sexual freedom.

The song was also marketed in order to raise funds for research on the virus, thus not appearing on any album.

Thierry Mugler was a magnificent colossus, amazed by all forms of art.

In love with the cherubic face of singer Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplanes, the charisma of David Bowie, the chords of Jimi Hendrix and the voice of Janis Joplin, he will thus have permeated, in his own way, the world of music.

The editorial staff advises you

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  • Thierry Mugler: "Fashion has been an opportunity. I like photography or performing as much"

  • Irina Shayk, hypnotizing mermaid in her dress with scales signed Mugler

Source: lefigaro

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