The Indecent Proposal Dress

Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal

A reader submitted this question which has really stumped me. Who designed Demi Moore’s black strappy dress from Indecent Proposal? If you can answer this, I will send you a big ole cyber hug.

Now, I really should know this answer, because in 11th grade there was this really big issue at my high school’s homecoming dance because five girls arrived wearing this very same dress. Two of the girls were friends and not exactly the nicest people (think ‘Mean Girls’ squared). One of the five spent the evening in the bathroom crying and the other four spent the rest of the night exchanging ugly stares.  I remember this incident as one of the highlights of my otherwise boring high school years.

Who designed the Indecent Proposal Dress

We put the question out to our readers to get the answer. Thanks to everyone who responded to my question “who’s the designer of the Demi Moore Indecent Proposal Dress?”

Drum roll please…

The designer of the dress worn by Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal is Thierry Mugler. Mugler rose to fame as a designer in the 1980s after working as a freelance designer for ready-to-wear fashion houses in Paris, Milan, London, and Barcelona. Known for his dramatic and futuristic designs, Mugler became a favorite among supermodels and A-listers like Cindy Crawford and George Michael. His brand was financially successful through the ’90s, with the help of its wildly popular perfume known as Angel.

What happened to the Indecent Proposal dress designer?

Clarins bought the rights to his name Thierry Mugler in 1997. Five years later, Clarins shut down the Thierry Mugler ready-to-wear collection — the perfume operation was left open. By then, Thierry the designer had distanced himself from the brand that shared his name. He got involved in other things, including photography, directing music videos, and designing costumes for stage productions and touring musicians.

Today, he goes by his first name Manfred — to differentiate himself the person from Thierry Mugler the brand. And the brand has evolved too. A cosmetics line was launched in 2008, a revival of the menswear collection in 2010, and the name was shortened to Mugler, also in 2010.

In 2019, Cardi B wore “Birth of Venus,” a dress designed by Manfred in 1995.

More dresses by Mugler

Although these pieces weren’t actually designed by Manfred, they do carry the Mugler brand name. And, oddly enough, they have that same futuristic vibe that drew us to the Indecent Proposal dress back in 1993. Oh, and you will get sticker shock looking at these high-end pieces. Consider yourself warned.

If these are out of your budget, but you still want a piece of that Indecent Proposal Mugler magic, pick up an Angel perfuming brush. It’s only $28!

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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    The dress is by Thierry Mugler.

    I’ll take that hug now.




    For years, I’ve been dying to know about the bag Moore carries in the film.  You know the one she smuggles chocolate in?  Anyone?


    Do you know of anywhere I can get this dress? Even a knockoff would be great?

    I just sold my knockoff Nicole Miller dress this past month.  Check Nicole Miller website

    You still looking for this dress??


    I have always wanted the bag demi moore’s character carries in Indecent Proposal! I would love to own one! If anyone knows the manufacturer or where a similar one can be purchased, please email me!


    I actually own a dress by Nicole Miller that is just like the one Demi wore in the movie.  I am planning to list it on ebay.  It is gorgeous.


    I have the dress – spent $400 on it and wore it once to prom. Been hanging in my closet ever since. If you want I’d sell it for $100 just email me at [email protected]


    Hahaha! LOVE the story re: the Homecoming Dance. Sounds like the height of high school cattiness!
    Thanks for the laugh.

    I have the dress too 🙂

    I am looking for the white dress she wore at the end

    can some1 please tell me if they know where i can get the wearable bag demi moore wears in this film….i <3 it and sooo need 1, if ne1 knows can you please email me =)

    I highly doubt that 5 high schoolgirls wore the same dress..unless you went to a private prep school in new York city and 5 girls could afford a coustom designed Mugler dress.

    1. Yes five wore the same dress.
    2. It was a Jessica McClintok version of the dress.

    Where can I find this cutout dress? It’s such a classic but I’ve spent days online looking for one!

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