With Nicola Formichetti’s abrupt exit from Mugler, and the recent announcement that Thierry Mugler himself (who now goes by his first name Manfred) will be the new creative advisor for the brand, we’ve been curious as to what their next big move would be. Forget that the label is still in search of a creative director, it seems that attention is now focused on reinventing the cabaret revue.
In December, the French fashion house will launch its own cabaret show, “Mugler Follies,” at the Théâtre Comédia in Paris. The production promises to be an interesting blend of two Mugler signatures, sci-fi and glamor, and will feature an original score, as well as an array of dancers, singers, and high-flying acrobats.
“It tends homage to the human beauty and all its talents,” explains Mugler on the Follies website. “It must be visual and very sensory, combining a huge content of eroticism to its sophistication.”
According to WWD, word around town is that Balmain designer Laurent Mercier’s cross-dressing alter ego, Lola, will be in the mix of performers. Consider our fingers crossed.