I can remember the first time I watched, George Michael‘s video for the song, “Too Funky.” As a young gay boy, I was mesmerized by the fashion, the models and the glamor of it all. I would dream of being a part of it most of my young life. I was not like most kids. I dreamt often of fashion, models and being surrounded by beautiful people.
However, once I gained more knowledge of the vast world of fashion, I began to gravitate to designers that inspired me and Thierry Mugler is one of those designers. He is a designer I have admired for years and the one designer that while in Paris I searched for his flagship store aimlessly for hours until I found it. The awful part, after hours of searching, the store was closed.
Although, I never actually walked through the store, I did get the opportunity to gaze through the window and it reminded me of my first encounter with Thierry Mugler. If you’re not aware, Mugler directed George Michael’s “Too Funky” video which to date has been one of my favorites.
Twenty one years later I came across the Mugler director’s cut and it shows how far we’ve come. I believe that the director’s cut today would not even raise an eyebrow but back then the homoerotic imagery, sexual intensity, and futuristic fashion for the time was too much. However, today it only proves that Mugler was a visionary and could see into the future.