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Beyonce pays tribute to late designer Thierry Mugler with Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk


Beyoncé was among the A-list stars honoring the late fashion designer Thierry Mugler on Sunday following his death at age 73.

The 40-year-old singer, who had chic outfits designed for her by Mugler, paid tribute to him by sharing a beaming black-and-white throwback photo of him on her website.

Joining the Lion King star in paying tribute to the influential designer were a bevy of stars, including models Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk and reality star Kourtney Kardashian.

Saying goodbye: Beyoncé, 40, led a bevy of stars — including Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk and Kourtney Kardashian — in paying tribute to the late French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, whose death was confirmed on Sunday; seen in 2019 in London

'Rest in peace': Beyoncé noted Mugler's death with a black-and-white photo posted to her website in a spot normally reserved for birthday

‘Rest in peace’: Beyoncé noted Mugler’s death with a black-and-white photo posted to her website in a spot normally reserved for birthday

For Beyonce’s website post, she kept the tribute minimalist by merely print Mugler’s name beneath a shirtless photo of him grinning while wearing a black leather vest that highlighted his tattoos.

The designer sported a closely buzzed mohawk and some designer stubble in his picture. 

The Drunk In Love singer usually saves that spot on her website to announce birthdays of her friends and famous people she admires, though Mugler got the same treatment in death. 

Irina Shayk, 36, shared several joyous photos of herself with Mugler of a more-recent vintage on Instagram.

She stunned in an eye-catching butterfly-like dress covered in colorful sequins while posing with the designer, as well as Cardi B, who joined them in one photo.

Good times: Irina Shayk, 36, shared several joyous photos of herself with Mugler of a more-recent vintage on Instagram

Good times: Irina Shayk, 36, shared several joyous photos of herself with Mugler of a more-recent vintage on Instagram

No words: Bella Hadid appeared to be speechless as she wrote 'Nonononono' and added a somber emoji to the announcement of Mugler's death posted to his official Instagram page

No words: Bella Hadid appeared to be speechless as she wrote ‘Nonononono’ and added a somber emoji to the announcement of Mugler’s death posted to his official Instagram page

‘Gone to soon,’ she wrote, adding several broken-hearted emojis. ‘God of fashion .. a rarely REAL, kindness , sweetest .. u ll be always missed by your Russian…’ 

Mugler’s team announce his death on his personal Instagram page with a simple black box, which was subsequently inundated with comments as the stars said goodbye to the designer.

Bella Hadid appeared to be speechless as she wrote ‘Nonononono’ and added a somber emoji.

Brigitte Nielsen called Mugler, ‘such an icon,’ and she added that his death was, ‘Unbelievably sad.’

Tracee Ellis Ross simply commented with a string of broken-hearted emojis, while Dorinda Medley wrote, ‘This is terrible, and yet, another Titan gone.’

The Australian model Duckie Thot added, ‘oh my heart,’ as Winnie Harlow posted olive branch–baring dove emojis and Heidi Klum shared a broken-heart emoji while calling the designer an ‘Icon.’

Family affair: Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of all the women in her family dressed in Mugler's designs

Family affair: Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of all the women in her family dressed in Mugler’s designs

In his own words: Sex And The City and And Just Like That... star Kristin Davis wrote that it had been 'another horrible loss' of 'visionary Thierry Mugler' while urging him to 'fly high' in a post to her Instagram Stories featuring a quotation from him

In his own words: Sex And The City and And Just Like That… star Kristin Davis wrote that it had been ‘another horrible loss’ of ‘visionary Thierry Mugler’ while urging him to ‘fly high’ in a post to her Instagram Stories featuring a quotation from him

Among the most high-profile to wear Mugler’s designs was Kim Kardashian, but the whole family had worn his clothing, so her sister Kourtney shared a photo of the whole clan in alternating black and white ensembles.

Kim wore an asymmetrical black skirt over a sheer bodysuit with matching long gloves, while her younger sister Kendall Jenner matched her in a similar design highlighting her long legs.

The family matriarch Kris Jenner also wore black, though she had on a more modest dress that reached down to her knees and featured sleeves.

Kylie contrasted the dark looks with a ribbed white dress featuring the same stockings, whereas Khloé had the least-revealing outfit with a white blouse and matching pants.

Kourtney leaned over her sisters in the most striking look of the bunch, which featured a large cutout panel highlighting her cleavage.

‘All in Mugler,’ she captioned the photo while adding a broken-hearted emoji.

Sex And The City and And Just Like That… star Kristin Davis wrote that it had been ‘another horrible loss’ of ‘visionary Thierry Mugler’ while urging him to ‘fly high’ in a post to her Instagram Stories featuring a quotation from him.

‘I made clothes because I was looking for something that didn’t exist,’ he said. ‘I had to try to create my own world. 

Wish come true: Tracee Ellis Ross recounted how it took her mother's intervention to let them walk together in a Mugler show when she was 18, though she was invited back the following year on her own

Wish come true: Tracee Ellis Ross recounted how it took her mother’s intervention to let them walk together in a Mugler show when she was 18, though she was invited back the following year on her own

After commenting on the announcement of Mugler’s death, Tracee Ellis Ross took to her Instagram account to share a more in-depth statement.

She recounted how she ‘desperately’ wanted to be a model, but it was only with her mother Diana Ross’ connections that she was able to walk in a Mugler show.

‘I had the honor of walking for @muglerofficial twice: 1991 & 1992. When I was 18 then 19 years old,’ she wrote.

‘I desperately wanted to be a model. But, Super Model-dom was way out of my reach until my mother got a phone call from the incredible @manfredthierrymugler. My mother agreed to walk in the show as long as they allowed me to model in the show as well,’ she explained.

‘My 18th birthday present: I GOT TO WALK IN THE BUTTERFLY SHOW. And then Thierry invited me back the next year without my mom and I walked again.’

Ross went on to call Mugler ‘a defining force in fashion, while praising his ‘futuristic’ designs.

‘He was a true dreamer….he designed for a future where women were in charge and on top. His clothes were sculptural, sexy and fierce,’ she continued. ‘I remember him as joyous and beautiful. He loved my mother. And allowed me to take part in his incredible world. What an honor it is to have a small piece history with a true fashion icon. Rest In Peace, Manfred Thierry Mugler.’

Icons: Her mother Diana Ross wore a revealing sheer bodysuit as she beamed next to Mugler in a photo from 1990

Icons: Her mother Diana Ross wore a revealing sheer bodysuit as she beamed next to Mugler in a photo from 1990

Fittingly, Tracee’s mother Diana also paid tribute to the late designer with a photo of Mugler with his arm warpped around her at a 1990 show in Paris.

She was covered in a flesh-colored bodysuit with suggested colored beads dangling from her breasts and crotch.

‘I will miss you Thierry Mugler this was a wonderful time in our lives,’ she wrote.

Vanesa Hudgens wrote in her Instagram Stories that ‘No one did it like he did,’ while posting the trailer to an exhibit of some of his past designs. 

Stands alone: Vanesa Hudgens wrote in her Instagram Stories that 'No one did it like he did,' while posting the trailer to an exhibit of some of his past designs

Stands alone: Vanesa Hudgens wrote in her Instagram Stories that ‘No one did it like he did,’ while posting the trailer to an exhibit of some of his past designs

Glory days: Hailey Bieber remembered Mugler with a 1990 photo of him in a beige lapel-free suit while standing next to a model in a sheer white dress with a matching veil

Glory days: Hailey Bieber remembered Mugler with a 1990 photo of him in a beige lapel-free suit while standing next to a model in a sheer white dress with a matching veil

Personal item: Lisa Rinna was lucky enough to own clothing designed by Mugler, and she posted a short clip of a mauve blouse he created with gold horns decorating the chest area, along with a floppy bow to tie the collar

Personal item: Lisa Rinna was lucky enough to own clothing designed by Mugler, and she posted a short clip of a mauve blouse he created with gold horns decorating the chest area, along with a floppy bow to tie the collar

Hailey Bieber remembered Mugler with a 1990 photo of him in a beige lapel-free suit while standing next to a model in a sheer white dress with a matching veil.

She let the photo do the talking and merely posted several broken-hearted emojis.

Lisa Rinna was lucky enough to own clothing designed by Mugler, and she posted a short clip of a mauve blouse he created with gold horns decorating the chest area, along with a floppy bow to tie the collar.

‘One of my favorite pieces in my collection,’ she wrote. ‘RIP @manfredthierrymugler.’ 

Missing out: Coco Rocha only met Mugler once and never worked with him, but she wished she could have walked one of his shows in the 1990s after posting a video featuring Linda Evangelista

Missing out: Coco Rocha only met Mugler once and never worked with him, but she wished she could have walked one of his shows in the 1990s after posting a video featuring Linda Evangelista

The model Coco Rocha shared a video of supermodel Linda Evangelista in one of Mugler’s designs, which featured white furs and a shimmering satin dress, along with a towering platinum wig.

She noted that Mugler’s death came shortly after Andre Leon Talley had died.

‘I’m often asked: Is there a campaign, magazine cover, or runway show I would have liked to have done, that I never got the chance to do? They only answer that I’ve ever given is that I would have loved to have been able to go back in time to work with #ThierryMugler and walk his runway in the 90’s,’ she said, referencing the video.

‘It just does not get better then that. Sadly Mugler retired from his brand 20 year ago, just prior to my start in fashion, but the stories about his shows, particularly his 1995 show (often called the “Woodstock of Fashion”) are the stuff of legends.’

She noted the ‘spectacle’ at Mugler’s shows of that era thanks to the participation of top models and musicians like George Michael and James Brown. ‘It was the ultimate mix of beauty, fashion, music, art and culture. 

Rocha noted that she never worked with Mugler, though she did tell him how much I appreciated his work a few months ago at his retrospective in Paris.’

‘I’m so thankful to have had that opportunity to do so, though I could not have imagined it would be my last,’ she added.

‘I know the term genius is thrown around far too lightly these days, but in my opinion Mugler was one of a handful of true genius designers of the last 50 years who deserved that title and more. I know his name and his work will be discussed, studied and revered for centuries to come,’ the model concluded.

Missing icons: Christian Siriano called Mugler and 'icon' and wrote that 'Fashion is having a hard month'

Missing icons: Christian Siriano called Mugler and ‘icon’ and wrote that ‘Fashion is having a hard month’

Renaissance man: Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia called the designer a true 'visionary' and called him a 'pioneer' in combining other art forms with fashion

Renaissance man: Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia called the designer a true ‘visionary’ and called him a ‘pioneer’ in combining other art forms with fashion

Other designers were among those serenading Mugler, including Christian Siriano.

‘Another Icon lost today,’ he wrote. ‘Rest well in ultimate beauty #thierrymugler. You opened many many doors. Fashion is having a hard month.’

Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia called Mugler ‘truly a visionary’ in her own post.

‘His designs shaped a fashion era and influenced a new generation of designers that weren’t afraid of taking risks,’ she wrote. ‘He was a pioneer in mixing art, fashion history music, advertising, technology & celebrity culture into a new form.’

Georgia May Jagger kept her tribute simple with a broken-hearted emoji, but on Mugler’s death announcement she wrote, ‘I cannot believe this is true sending love to you all. Thierry was a force of creativity and kindness.’

The actress Diane Kruger recounted how she first met Mugler when she was only 16.

‘I remember being so star struck meeting Thierry Mugler,’ she wrote. ‘What he saw in a skinny 16 year old and let her walk his catwalk with all the amazonian Supermodels remains a mystery to me, but it was the experience of a lifetime. He was an incredible force of imagination, he dared women to wear their sexual powers like a weapon. Rest in power.’ 

Heartbroken: Georgia May Jagger kept her tribute simple with a broken-hearted emoji, but on Mugler's death announcement she wrote, 'I cannot believe this is true sending love to you all. Thierry was a force of creativity and kindness.'

Heartbroken: Georgia May Jagger kept her tribute simple with a broken-hearted emoji, but on Mugler’s death announcement she wrote, ‘I cannot believe this is true sending love to you all. Thierry was a force of creativity and kindness.’

Formative experience: The actress Diane Kruger recounted how she first met Mugler when she was only 16 and he let her walk in one of his shows

Formative experience: The actress Diane Kruger recounted how she first met Mugler when she was only 16 and he let her walk in one of his shows



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