Thierry Mugler's imagination as a couturier, perfumer and image-maker will remain unforgettable

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Manfred Thierry Mugler has died at the age of 73. His agent confirmed that the French fashion icon died from natural causes.

On Mugler's Instagram account, the fashion house described him as a visionary whose "imagination as a couturier, perfumer and image-maker empowered people around the world to be bolder and dream bigger every day."

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He has created flamboyant showstoppers for stars such as Diana Ross, Naomi Campbell, Imaan Bowie and George Michael since the 80s.

His groundbreaking designs were worn by celebrities including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West and Cardi B.

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Kim Kardashian West arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 6 May 2019 in New York City. Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images

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Although Mugler retired in the early 2000s, his vintage designs continued to appear at award ceremonies and in video clips in recent years, worn by musicians such as Katy Perry, Rihanna and Cardi B.

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Beyoncé performs onstage at Saitama Super Arena on 18 October 2009 in Saitama, Japan.  Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images

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