1979. Red dress with matching leggings. Worn by Joey Arias on SNL performance. Very good, worn once and has been stored securely ever since. . Item #6503
Red stage outfit worn by Arias for his appearance with David Bowie and Klaus Nomi on Saturday Night Live, bought off the rack by Arias in 1979 with Nomi in a matching outfit in black.
This dress and leggings were designed by Thierry Mugler, a French fashion designer who gained attention in the mid-1970s with his groundbreaking runway collections. In 1978, he opened his first Paris boutique. By the 1980s and 1990s, Mugler was an internationally recognized designer producing groundbreaking runway shows and designing for celebrities. Arias and Mugler have known each other since the 1980’s, and Mugler has designed for some of Arias’ most high-profile appearances, such as the music video for George Michael’s Too Funky, Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, Arias with a Twist, and more. Arias has been and continues to be a muse for Mugler, even though he has largely stepped out of the fashion business and is now focusing on photography, filmmaking, and perfumes. .