Mugler, Remembered by His Crowd

The designer, who died on Jan. 23, simply knew what he wanted, and how he wanted it.

Manfred Thierry Mugler, the French designer who died Jan. 23 at the age of 73, was nothing if not exacting.

“A complete perfectionist,” said the model Naomi Campbell. “You couldn’t be one centimeter off.”

This wasn’t because he was a terror, said Joey Arias, the torch-singing drag artist, who appeared in “Zumanity,” the Cirque du Soleil spectacular Mr. Mugler helped conceive and design costumes for after retiring from his company in 2002.

Had that been the case, Mr. Mugler likely would not have amassed one of the most loyal tribes in fashion — a group that

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