Thierry Mugler is quitting?!

    Thierry Mugler is quitting?!

    post #1 of 33
    Thread Starter 
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/runway/2013/04/19/thierry-mugler-leaving-mugler-fragrance/



    Can anyone verify this? I can't find much about it online. I hope it's not true because I was looking forward to his next creation.
    From the sounds of it, Thierry himself is quitting, but the company will still be there. But it won't be the same without him!
    post #2 of 33

    Thanks for posting tifa!

    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."

     

    Who knows what is going on, but it does sound like they are adrift right now.

    post #3 of 33
    Thanks to the OP for the info and link. Interesting.
    post #4 of 33
    Wow. I am now terribly interested in the next new Mugler release.
    post #5 of 33

    That would be terrible. at least he will oversee projects

    post #6 of 33
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    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post



    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."

    That's a pretty ominous sign.
    post #7 of 33

    I doubt Mugler has done much actual work in the business in recent years - he seemed more interested in body building and other similar activities.

     

    cacio

    post #8 of 33

    Sounds pretty cut and dried alright.

     

       I suspect that Clarens maintains the right to issue the perfumes that they already produce, but that if Mr M wants to create any more, he'll have to do it under some other title.

     

    All very interesting though, given the success of this line.


    Edited by Birdboy48 - 9/5/13 at 1:00pm
    post #9 of 33
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    Originally Posted by hednic View Post
     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post



    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."
     
    That's a pretty ominous sign.

     

    I agree.  My guess is that womanity didn't reach Angelic proportions, and the A*Men flankermania (somewhat desperate in itself) is petering out.  When the money's not there, people take action.

     

    This is probably good for the brand, and even good for Mugler himself.  I'm sure that they can bring in a creative director who "gets" Mugler, but can bring stability and business savvy, and who can temper Mugler's eccentricity with some realism.

    post #10 of 33
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    Originally Posted by cacio View Post
     

    I doubt Mugler has done much actual work in the business in recent years - he seemed more interested in body building and other similar activities.

     

    cacio

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    post #11 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
     

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

    post #12 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! evil.gif
    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

    Sardine is passe now. It really should've been pure mackeral.
    post #13 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
     

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

     

    LOL!  :grin:

     

    After Pure WTF (renamed to Pure Marketing Disaster), I would not doubt it at all!!!

     

    Actually, I may have to run out and buy Pure WTF.  Incipient collector's item! :wink:

    post #14 of 33

    Pure Sardine, lol.

     

    Haven't liked any TM scents thus far.

    :tongue:

    post #15 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    Womanity was the one I was holding out hope for! I wore it a couple of times just last week and didn't get any of the uniqueness people seem to talk about. It was just a milky, sad fruity affair on me with a serious lack of sardine.

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    Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
     
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    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    Womanity was the one I was holding out hope for! I wore it a couple of times just last week and didn't get any of the uniqueness people seem to talk about. It was just a milky, sad fruity affair on me with a serious lack of sardine.

     

    I think I'm just overly sensitive to the amine side of the aquatic/briny/salty note.  It ruined Aqua Fahrenheit for me as well!

    post #17 of 33

    No biggie. He's probably spending time at the gym getting some inspiration. Pure Jockstrap or Pure Gym Locker, anyone?

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    9/4/13 at 12:47pm

    tifa said:



    http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/runway/2013/04/19/thierry-mugler-leaving-mugler-fragrance/



    Can anyone verify this? I can't find much about it online. I hope it's not true because I was looking forward to his next creation.
    From the sounds of it, Thierry himself is quitting, but the company will still be there. But it won't be the same without him!

    9/4/13 at 12:59pm

    furrypine said:



    Thanks for posting tifa!

    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."

     

    Who knows what is going on, but it does sound like they are adrift right now.

    9/4/13 at 1:10pm

    hednic said:



    Thanks to the OP for the info and link. Interesting.

    9/4/13 at 4:11pm

    L'eaulita said:



    Wow. I am now terribly interested in the next new Mugler release.

    9/4/13 at 4:33pm

    Tony T said:



    That would be terrible. at least he will oversee projects

    9/4/13 at 8:06pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post



    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."

    That's a pretty ominous sign.

    9/4/13 at 8:28pm

    cacio said:



    I doubt Mugler has done much actual work in the business in recent years - he seemed more interested in body building and other similar activities.

     

    cacio

    9/4/13 at 9:01pm

    Birdboy48 said:



    Sounds pretty cut and dried alright.

     

       I suspect that Clarens maintains the right to issue the perfumes that they already produce, but that if Mr M wants to create any more, he'll have to do it under some other title.

     

    All very interesting though, given the success of this line.


    Edited by Birdboy48 - 9/5/13 at 1:00pm

    9/4/13 at 9:33pm

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednic View Post
     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post



    From the article: "The company said it is restructuring its creative directors to incorporate responsibilities for fragrance and fashion into a single role in the wake of the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the creative director on the fashion side, earlier this month."
     
    That's a pretty ominous sign.

     

    I agree.  My guess is that womanity didn't reach Angelic proportions, and the A*Men flankermania (somewhat desperate in itself) is petering out.  When the money's not there, people take action.

     

    This is probably good for the brand, and even good for Mugler himself.  I'm sure that they can bring in a creative director who "gets" Mugler, but can bring stability and business savvy, and who can temper Mugler's eccentricity with some realism.

    9/4/13 at 9:37pm

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacio View Post
     

    I doubt Mugler has done much actual work in the business in recent years - he seemed more interested in body building and other similar activities.

     

    cacio

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    9/4/13 at 9:58pm

    naylor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
     

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

    9/4/13 at 10:01pm

    Darjeeling said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! evil.gif
    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

    Sardine is passe now. It really should've been pure mackeral.

    9/4/13 at 10:06pm

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post
     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
     

     

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    I actually heard that Pure Sardine was the next flanker slated for release...

     

    LOL!  :grin:

     

    After Pure WTF (renamed to Pure Marketing Disaster), I would not doubt it at all!!!

     

    Actually, I may have to run out and buy Pure WTF.  Incipient collector's item! :wink:

    9/4/13 at 10:09pm

    kalli said:



    Pure Sardine, lol.

     

    Haven't liked any TM scents thus far.

    :tongue:

    9/4/13 at 11:14pm

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    Womanity was the one I was holding out hope for! I wore it a couple of times just last week and didn't get any of the uniqueness people seem to talk about. It was just a milky, sad fruity affair on me with a serious lack of sardine.

    9/5/13 at 12:05am

    Redneck Perfumisto said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post

    I certainly wish that whoever signed off on the sardine accord in womanity, would have been in the gym that day! :evil:

    Womanity was the one I was holding out hope for! I wore it a couple of times just last week and didn't get any of the uniqueness people seem to talk about. It was just a milky, sad fruity affair on me with a serious lack of sardine.

     

    I think I'm just overly sensitive to the amine side of the aquatic/briny/salty note.  It ruined Aqua Fahrenheit for me as well!

    9/5/13 at 2:01am

    Diamondflame said:



    No biggie. He's probably spending time at the gym getting some inspiration. Pure Jockstrap or Pure Gym Locker, anyone?