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Thierry Mugler's New Creative Advisor Is...Thierry Mugler

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Thierry Mugler, the man, via Getty

Though a new creative director of Thierry Mugler has yet to be named since Nicola Formichetti announced his departure earlier this month, the fashion house has brought Thierry Mugler, the man, back on as a creative advisor. According to Vogue UK that means the designer, who hasn't worked with the brand since 2002, will "offer advice to the French businessman on various aspects of the business, although will not be involved in any decision-making." This is only slightly strange because Mugler reportedly left his eponymous label due to the increasing importance of commercial viability, an aspect that Formichetti was ace (Thank you, Gaga and Twitter).

Still, the company has high hopes for Mugler's former success with both design and the number one selling perfume. Per a press release by Thierry Mugler SAS director general and Clarins Fragrance Group president Joël Palix: "His body of work has influenced many designers and perfumers worldwide. [...] It is time to unite both activities under one single creative management and turn Mugler into a global and fully integrated luxury brand with a synergetic approach across fashion, accessories and fragrances."
· Thierry Mugler Named Mugler Creative Advisor [Vogue UK]
· Nicola Formichetti Is Leaving Mugler, Taking Gaga With Him [Racked]