• View of “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime,” 2019. Foreground: Zumanity stage costume, 2003. Background: The Wyld stage costume, 2014.

    Thierry Mugler

    Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

    I HAVE MADE A BREAKTHROUGH in the psychoanalytic study of fags, or psychofaganalysis—thanks to Thierry Mugler.

    At “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime,” a retrospective of his oeuvre at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal,

    I was able to answer a question that has long plagued psychofag-analysts.

    The question: Why do fags so often create fashion?

    The answer: They don’t create it; it creates them.

    “Couturissime” displays more than 150 of Mugler’s designs. It includes runway showpieces, projections of runway shows and music videos, and costumes he designed for the Comédie-Française, a theatrical company that’s

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