Noted for his curve-contouring bandage dresses Herve Leger was a huge fashion hit in the 1980s. The body-con look was recently revisited by Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler and the label is back (without the designer himself at the helm) for fall 2007 with a collection based on Herve Leger vintage pieces.
Sewn entirely by hand, they are sold under the Herve Leger Couture label.
Signature style: Obandage dresses are the company’s trademark. His designs are based on the simple principles of Lycra and spandex-rich fabrics pulling the body into the desired hourglass shape.
They now have their own website – HerveLeger.com and Net-A-Porter.com are finally selling Herve Leger on their site, but you have to be quick. On the first day the dresses launch on the site, they sold out within an hour.
The dresses celebrate the female form, the line of dresses has already garnered modern-day fans.
Who loves him?
Rihanna. She wore the white strapless ruffled dress to BET Awards in July this year. The blue skirt she wore to the ceremony in which Venus named her “Celebrity Of The Year”. The pink dress she wore in February to the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party and the strapless blue dress she wore in December 2006 to the LG Billboard After Party.
Victoria Beckham. Whenever there is a popular designer Victoria Beckham is always one of the early adopters. Unlike most celebrities Victoria is most likely to wear her black dress to go shopping in London, a shocking pink halter number to go house-hunting in LA, a purple and silver number to sit front row at Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 collection or a tangerine strapless dress to go out for dinner in NYC.
At the 2006 Fashion Rocks event, the Pussycat Dolls each wore a different Herve Leger dress. They were all sexy and all cleavage enhancing, especially Nicole’s.
Melody Thornton. After Fashion Rocks, it looks like Melody caught the Herve Leger bug. She has worn the purple dress to the “Resurrecting the Champ” premiere last in August. The grey dress she wore to the IGA Party at Blush and the cute pink dress she wore to her surprise birthday party last month.
Lindsay Lohan wore the multi-coloured dress to Maxim Hot 100 party this year. Amanda Bynes wore this blue and black dress to the US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood event last month. CIRCA creative director Fabiola Beracasa wore a beautiful multi-coloured dress to a society event.
Black & White
Sophia Bush wore this strapless black and white striped dress to the Teen Choice Awards in August. Nelly Furtado also wore a black and white striped strapless version to the Teen Choice Awards in 2006. Lindsay Lohan wore this monochrome number to the Cartier Cocktail Party in June 2006.
This style of dress is currently available from Net-A-Porter.com.
It is a Black and taupe halter neck stretch bandage dress. It has a v-neck, panel detailing at the bust and a zip at the back to fasten.
Yours for only $1,480.
Ladies In Red
Kim Kardashian is wearing one of her many Herve Leger dresses. Here she is wearing a red one to the Maxim Style Awards last month. Catherine Zeta-Jones wore this dress to the ‘King Of California’ screening in August. Melanie Brown wore a similar, but brighter red dress out to dinner with her husband in LA.
Pretty In Pinks
Kim Kardashian wore this pink number to the Badgley Mischka swim-wear show at Miami Fashion Week in July this year. Megan Fox wore a pink halter to the MTV Music Awards last month. Kate Bosworth wore this salmon coloured strapless dress to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s party back in June. Maggie Q was stunning at the ESPY Awards back in July wearing this lilac dress. Nicole Scherzinger wore this fuschia dress to hosts an Evening at PURE Nightclub in September.
Emily Blunt wore this dress when she collected her much deserved Golden Globe Award in January wearing an embellished gown. In January 2006, Eva Longoria wore this white dress to the ABC Network All-Star Party. Mariah Carey entertained the audience at the 2006 Grammy Awards wearing this white gown.
Nicole Richie wore this strapless white dress when she was presenting the Soul Train Awards in 2005. In November 2005, Keira Knightley wore this white halter to The British Independent Film Awards. Selita Ebanks wore this white dress to P Diddy’s Annual White Party this year.
In June 1992 Supermodel Iman and singer David Bowie were married. Iman wore a beautiful Ivory halter gown as her wedding dress. Kate Beckinsale wore this strapless dress to the “Live Free or Die Hard” London Premiere. Melanie Brown wore her white/silver dress to this years MTV Music Awards.
Sharon Stone wore this black halter with lace detail to the “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction” Rome Press Conference in March 2006. Amanda Bynes wore a black dress to the MTV Movie Awards in June. Pink wore a vintage sequined keyhole gown to the Grammy Awards in February.
Sheryl Crowe wore this lace dress to the CMA Awards in November last year. Vivica Fox wore this dress to her Birthday Party in August. Kelly Preston wore her dress to the “Death Sentence” premiere.
Jemima Khan wore this halter dress to the “Music And Lyrics” London Premiere in February this year. Ciara wore her dress to the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards party in Febraury. Beyonce wore her strapless sequined number to the 2006 BET Awards.
Ashley Simpson wore this dress to the Fashion Rocks Event in September. Kim Kardashian wore her grey dress to the BET dinner in June. Kelly Rowland wore this mini dress for her performance at the BMI Awards.
Full-Length And Fabulous
Catherine Zeta-Jones wore this dress to the Dreamball Event and Jessica Biel wore this flowing monochrome gown to her “Stealth” premiere in 2005.
Kim Kardashion wore this strapless coffee coloured dress to the Cognac event this summer and Tracey Edmonds wore this full-length strapless gown to the BET Awards.
Who Wore It Better?
Both Jessica Simpson and Maria Menounos wore this strapless sequined dress in navy and green respectively. Jessica wore hers in May this year to the Cannes Film Festival to promote her movie “Major Moviestar”. Maria Menounos had worn this dress first in January of this year to the Golden Globes awards. I prefer the navy dress