Kylie Jenner Wore Headpiece, Corset Gown to Thierry Mugler Exhibition


  • Kylie Jenner paid tribute to late designer Thierry Mugler at an exhibition in his honor on Tuesday.
  • The reality star wore a dress from Mugler’s 1995 collection and a headpiece to the Brooklyn Museum.
  • Jenner later changed into a sheer bodysuit with a white cape for the event.

Kylie Jenner honored the late designer Manfred Thierry Mugler at the opening of his exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday night by wearing a dress from one of his collections.

Jenner, 25, joined celebrities like Julia Fox, Tinashe, Laverne Cox, and Lourdes Leon at the opening, wearing a black, velvet dress — highlighted by a corset waist and feathers along the skirt — from Mugler’s fall/winter 1995 couture collection. Jenner accessorized the dress with matching, feather-trimmed gloves and a dazzling headpiece from the designer’s fall/winter 1999 collection that framed her face. 

The Kylie Cosmetics founder donned sultry makeup for the event, wearing dark lip liner with nude lipstick and a smoky shadow on her eyelids.

Kylie Jenner at the "Thierry Mugler: Couturissime" Brooklyn Museum opening celebration on November 15, 2022, in New York City.

Jenner wore a dress from Mugler’s fall/winter 1995 collection to the “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” Brooklyn Museum opening celebration on November 15, 2022, in New York City.

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In an Instagram post shared Wednesday, Jenner gave an inside look at the exhibit and her second outfit of the night: an off-white cape over a sheer, black bodysuit, which she wore with her hair in a half-updo that resembled 1940s-style victory rolls. 

Jenner wrote in the caption of her post that it was “such an honor to wear a piece of fashion history” to the event, encouraging her followers to visit the show to celebrate “the life and art of the forever iconic Thierry Mugler.”

The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit, titled “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime,” will run from November 18 through May 7, 2023, and honor the “fascinating, edgy universe” of the French designer, who died at the age of 73 in January. His eponymous brand was known for its futuristic and sculptural silhouettes.

The museum’s display “features over one hundred outfits ranging from haute couture pieces to stage costumes,” as well as accessories, photos, and sketches, according to its website.

“A fashion visionary, Mugler established himself as one of the most daring and innovative designers of the late twentieth century,” the museum’s website says. “His bold silhouettes and unorthodox techniques and materials—including glass, Plexiglas, vinyl, latex, and chrome—made their mark on fashion history.”

The Kardashian-Jenners have worn Mugler’s designs several times

Jenner recently wore another Mugler design to the CFDA Awards on November 7. The shapely, black gown was part of the designer’s 1999 collection and features a sheer bodice and a sheer, detached sleeve.

Kylie Jenner at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City on October 7, 2022.

Kylie Jenner at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City on October 7, 2022.

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The star’s older sister Kim Kardashian has also sported a number of statement Mugler looks in the past, most notably the custom “wet look” dress she donned for the 2019 Met Gala. Insider’s Anneta Konstantinides previously reported that Kim convinced Mugler to design his first dress in 20 years for her to wear to the annual event.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2019 Met Gala.

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“He envisioned me as this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping,” Kim told Vogue on the red carpet, according to W Magazine.

Kourtney Kardashian was also pictured in a Mugler dress at the 2022 Oscars in March alongside her now-husband Travis Barker. Kourtney’s strapless, black dress was made in the 1980s, according to Vogue Scandinavia.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker at the 2022 Oscars.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the 2022 Oscars.

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Representatives for the Brooklyn Museum, Jenner, and Mugler did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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