French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B, has died aged 73.
He died on Sunday, his official Instagram account said.
“May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was all black with no image.
It did not give a cause of death.
Mugler, who launched his brand in 1973, became known for his architectural style, defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist.
The fashion world is filled with an outpouring of sympathy.
Bella Hadid, a US model, said “Nonononono”, followed by an image of a sad face, while US actress January Jones responded with a heart mark, from their official Instagram accounts.
Besides clothes, Mugler created films and photographs, and was a dancer, acrobat as well as avid bodybuilder, stressing he always wanted to explore the human body as art.
“I’ve always felt like a director, and the clothes I did were a direction of the every day,” Mugler told Interview Magazine.
Queries on his funeral arrangements were not immediately answered.