dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
acetate, rayon
Mark Descriptions
'Thierry Mugger' in silver, 'MADE IN FRANCE, ®, PARIS' (black on a blue ground)
Dimensions
L: 23 5/8 in. (front neck to hem) L: 25 3/4 in. (back to hem) bust: 38 in. waist: 23 in.
Credit line
Lucille Stewart Endowed Art Fund
Accession number
2010.26
Collection
Not Currently On View

Extreme silhouettes are Mugler’s signature. The corseted bodice, cinched-in waist, and the short skirt of this glamorous dress exhibit Mugler’s fascination with the hour-glass figure. The short peplum, a reference to 19th-century clothing, further emphasizes the small waist.

This dress, with its pointed sections projecting from the low neckline is the ultimate in “power-dressing” and represents Mugler's ideal of a sexy, modern, and powerful woman.

Consignor, Florida; (Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois), 02 September 2009, lot 222; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.
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