Thierry Mugler directing a ballet

Thierry Mugler is directing a ballet which will premiere in London in December.The famed fashion designer left fashion in 2002 and has occasionally been tempted to make a return, with him recently coming out of retirement to create Kim Kardashian’s Met…

Thierry Mugler is directing a ballet which will premiere in London in December.

The famed fashion designer left fashion in 2002 and has occasionally been tempted to make a return, with him recently coming out of retirement to create Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look in May.

Over the passing years, he has been focusing on his other passions, such as dance, and in a chat with The Birds actress Tippi Hedren for Interview magazine, Mugler revealed that he was directing a ballet to star Svetlana Zakharova from the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia.

“I’m going to be directing a ballet with one of the most brilliant contemporary dance choreographers, Wayne McGregor. It’ll be me, Wayne, and Svetlana. Tippi, come to the December premiere in London,” he said.

The 70-year-old, who worked with the Ballet de l’Opera national du Rhin in France in his teenage years, went on to gush about the Russian ballerina.

“I’m working with the ultimate ballerina, the most beautiful of all time, Svetlana Zakharova from the Bolshoi Ballet,” Mugler praised. “Her beauty is beyond what we’ve ever seen before, and there really will never be another one like her. You can be the most incredible dancer, a technical and inspired dancer, but if you don’t have the right foot, the right ankle, the right knee, the right proportion, the right neck – she has everything.”

The French designer and bodybuilder has radically transformed his appearance, and he explained that dance showed him there is no limit to what you can do with your body.

“It showed me that there are no limits. When you do intense stretching the way I do, it’s sort of a meditation. And as time progresses, you realise it’s infinite. You die before you reach the end of your perfect technique, and then we become something else, so it is truly infinite,” he shared.

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Thierry Mugler: ‘Cardi B is always true to herself’

Thierry Mugler has applauded Cardi B for remaining “completely authentic”.While Mugler may be one of the most famous names in fashion, he took a step back from the style scene in 2002. However, he has come out of retirement on numerous occasions to dre…

Thierry Mugler has applauded Cardi B for remaining “completely authentic”.

While Mugler may be one of the most famous names in fashion, he took a step back from the style scene in 2002.

However, he has come out of retirement on numerous occasions to dress celebrities, including working with Bodak Yellow rapper Cardi, who wore vintage Mugler to the 2019 Grammys.

Talking to The Birds actress Tippi Hedren for Interview magazine, the 70-year-old designer opened up about his admiration for Cardi.

“There’s an immediate connection, immediate communication, and it makes a big difference. It’s much more real. You’re able to see the person right away, especially with Cardi, who is incredibly natural. She’s completely authentic, and I love her for that. Her art is to be herself,” he praised.

The pair went on to discuss a wide range of topics, including keen bodybuilder Mugler’s physical transformation through exercise and surgery, and Hedren, the mother of Melanie Griffith, asked if his relationship with his body is an extension of some of his designs, which explore exaggerated shapes and silhouettes that go beyond the limits of a natural form.

“I never say I’m a fashion designer. I’ve always felt like a director, and the clothes I did were a direction of the every day,” he replied. “There are women with small waists and big shoulders, so it’s not much of an exaggeration to me. The shoulders were always important. In dance, I learned about the position of the neck, and the way you should stand.”

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Tippi Hedren is new fortune teller muse for Gucci

Movie veteran Tippi Hedren has landed a major new fashion deal with Gucci. The Birds star, who is mother to Melanie Griffith and the grandmother of Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, will front the style house’s new timepieces and jewellery cam…

Movie veteran Tippi Hedren has landed a major new fashion deal with Gucci.

The Birds star, who is mother to Melanie Griffith and the grandmother of Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, will front the style house’s new timepieces and jewellery campaign.

Hedren, who also runs the Shambala Preserve wildlife sanctuary in California, will portray a fortune teller in the new ads, shot by Colin Dodgson.

Set in Los Angeles, the actress’ mysterious character offers readings to models Victoria Schons, Emily Unkles, Tom Atton Moore and Tex Santos-Shaw.

Tippi isn’t the only member of her acting family to impress Gucci bosses – Johnson was picked to front the Gucci Bloom fragrance campaign by the company’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

A short video features close-ups of the Gucci Ouroboros, GG Running and Le Marche des Merveilles fine jewellery collections and the G-Frame and G-Timeless timepieces – all modelled by the movie legend.

The new campaign comes shortly after Tippi, 88, went public with a severe and painful vertebrae issue.

She told WENN she underwent a 10-hour operation on the vertebrae in her neck in 2014, and spent much of 2015 nursing her pain.

“I had seen my MD (doctor of medicine) to stop my constant headaches and he looked at the MRI and said, ‘How are you holding up your head?'” the veteran actress said. “He showed me the evidence of the problem existed in the vertebrae in my neck. Next minute, I was in the hospital.

“The day after the operation my truly brilliant Dr. Kavenfar explained it would take a full year before I would be feeling well, and for the anaesthesia to leave my body. For eight to nine months I would have to wear a Miami neck brace 24/7… After that, it would take another several months for my vertebrae to heal.”

Tippi admitted her comeback has been slow, adding, “I tried working, several times, but found it exhausting… I didn’t want to believe my MD about that long year it would take for me to feel good again. And I have to remember, I am beginning the last half of my eighties. I keep forgetting that.”

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