Vogue Runway is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year by adding six magical—and newly digitized—1990s haute couture shows to our archive. Thierry Mugler’s spring 1998 collection was originally presented on January 17, 1998, in Paris .

The wet look was one theme in Mugler’s spring 1998 couture collection. Presented salon-style, the show was a mix of couture and ready-to-wear looks in which the designer explored a broad range of ideas and materials, including denim, quills, feathers, and metal.

Though he’s best known for his dominatrix–meets–space vixen looks, there was a surprising element of classicism to this collection, which was focused on draping and the way materials flow over the body, almost like a drop of water slides down the side of a glass.

The finale look, worn by the statuesque Nadja Auermann, was covered entirely in crystals, in an apparent reference to Mugler’s best-selling fragrance, Angel, a scent that still has wings decades later.


December 23, 2021