LIFE IS A CABARET: Thierry Mugler is returning to Paris with a flourish. The designer, who has been named creative adviser to the label he founded, is working on a cabaret revue called “Mugler Follies,” which kicks off in December at the Théâtre Comédia in Paris.

Mugler, who now goes by his real first name Manfred, is creating a series of tableaux set to an original score, featuring his signature blend of glamor and sci-fi.

“In a spectacle overflowing with creativity, Mugler blends joy with eroticism, magic with high technology, and light with transformation, to take the audience on an emotional ride,” the show’s organizers state on the Web site muglerfollies.com.

Word has it that among the cast of dancers, acrobats, singers, actors, models and performers will be former Balmain designer Laurent Mercier, or rather his cross-dressing alterego, Lola.

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