The hits keep coming: Fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, who’d taken to using his first name in 2010 because he felt “Thierry Mugler” itself was inexorably tied to the brand he’d left, died yesterday at age 73. Mugler was known for his wild artistry on the couture runways, and the occasional foray into costuming, notably Demi Moore’s dress for Indecent Proposal. He retired from his brand in 2002, so most of what we see as Mugler these days wouldn’t be a commemoration of the man himself because it was the work of his successors — with the exception of Kim Kardashian’s 2019 Met Gala dress, which he came out of retirement to produce. So, to honor his life and work another way, we pulled a couple of the noteworthy archival pieces that have shown up recently, plus shots from his famous runway shows — a slideshow that’s full of supermodels and glitter and sculpture and wackiness, and maybe Niki Taylor dressed as a motorcycle? It’s positively dripping in excess. His memory will live as large as his imagination did.

[Photos: Pierre Vauthey, John van Hasselt, Alexis Duclos/Sygma via Getty Images, Pierre Gleizers/AP/Shutterstock, Daniel Simon, Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images, Michel Dufour, Marc Piasecki/WireImage, Evan Agostini/Liaison, PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images, PIERRE VERDY/AFP via Getty Images, Zed Jameson/SIPA/Shutterstock, Earl Gibson III, Matt Baron, Rob Latour, Erik Pendzich, MediaPunch/Shutterstock]
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