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MUGLER is a fashion house founded by Manfred Thierry Mugler in 1975 until his retirement in 2003 following his final Haute Couture show. Manfred Thierry Mugler was born in Strasbourg, FR (21 December, 1948). He's a photographer, stylist, painter, dancer, stage director, set designer, co-writer and specialist in Art Direction and Perfume. When Nicola Formichetti became the creative director, the brand became simply known as Mugler with a new logo; since 2017, the brand's creative director is Casey Cadwallader. Mugler's creations are mainly seen in the music videos for "Paparazzi" and "Telephone". While Nicola Formichetti's creations under MUGLER are seen in the music video of "Born This Way". Mugler's Origami Dress from 1991 was later recreated by The Haus of Gaga in 2008 and 2010-11 for The Monster Ball Tour.

Creative Director

In 2010, Lady Gaga wrote a piece on what she thinks of her personal stylist, Nicola Formichetti’s, new position as creative director of MUGLER.

Blood pumps through Nicola’s veins like perfume and cigarettes. His brain throbs with misfit royalty, glamour as punk survival, attitude as liberation, style as revolution. THIERRY MUGLER has a way with legendary lifestyle and Nicola is just that: Epic Lifestyle, Freakdom, Gorgeous or Die, The “fuck” in future poetry, the street in High-Fashion. Nicola Formichetti is Fashion’s Freedom. I love him, my friend the genius, my collaborator, more than any piece of clothing or closet I possess. But don’t tell him I said that, he’ll die. He picked them all out.

—Lady Gaga

Ready-to-wear (RTW) Collections

Fall/Winter 1988

Fall/Winter 1990

Spring/Summer 1991

Fall/Winter 2010

Fall/Winter 2011: "Anatomy of Change"

The women's ready to wear collection is a part of the Winter/Fall 2012 line. In the runway show that took place on March 2, 2011, Lady Gaga made her runway model debut. Gaga was the musical director for the show, where she previewed a track from Born This Way called "Government Hooker". Atsuko Kudo produced and created latex looks for this Mugler collection.


Lady Gaga asked DJ White Shadow to make the megamix for the show. Nicola wanted to include "Born This Way", as the meaning of the song was perfect for the show. Gaga was a bit reluctant as the song was already "mainstream".

Spring/Summer 2012

In Fall 2011, Inez and Vinoodh shot a video of Lady Gaga for the Mugler Spring and Summer 2012 Womenswear collection. The video premiered at the Mugler fashion show in Paris on September 28, 2011.

In the video, titled "Director's Cut MUGLER S/S 12 Runway feat. Lady GaGa", Gaga appears emphasizing "Don't fuck with a Mugler Woman".

  • [A] ^aCustom made by Mugler, based off of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Fall/Winter 2013

Fall/Winter 2017

Spring/Summer 2020

Haute Couture (HC) Collections

Fall/Winter 1995

Spring/Summer 1997

Spring/Summer 1998

Menswear Collections

Fall/Winter 2011 "Anatomy of Change"

The men's ready to wear collection is a part of the Winter/Fall 2012 line. The runway show took place on January 19, 2011. Lady Gaga was the musical director for the show, where she remixed and previewed a track from Born This Way called "Scheiße". The promotional model and star of the fashion film by Mariano Vivanco that was used as a backdrop was Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest, who later appeared in the music video for "Born This Way".


Resort Collections


  • Gaga wore a customized version.

Vintage Collections


  1. Molded leather bodice and Alien boots
  2. Latex outfit, booties and hat in collaboration with Perry Meek
  3. Alien sunglasses made by Nasir Mazhar
  4. Dress
  5. Dress