With her shiny gloves, tightly corseted waist and cut-away bodices, the woman of French couture legend Thierry Mugler’s imagination is an otherworldly creature. In a new book, Thierry Mugler, Photographer, this fantasy female comes to life in photographs taken by the designer himself, many of them previously unpublished. Through Mugler’s images, we see the couture as he does: futuristic and alien. One model is captured in skintight metallic lamé on the sand dunes of the Algerian Sahara; another in a black feathered gown, standing against the ice caps of Greenland. Here, in a wry moment of literalism, the model is dressed as a fluffy neon alien with the Cabazon Dinosaurs roadside attraction in California looming behind.