R.I.P., Hervé Leroux. The designer — who's best known for the bandage dress — has passed away at the age of 60, Vogue U.K. reports.
The French designer trained at Fendi and Chanel before launching his own line, Hervé Léger, in 1985. When BCBG acquired the supermodel-adored label, Leroux lost commercial rights to his name. But, he continued to create the intricate, body-conscious gowns that earned him scores of celebrity fans.
One of Leroux's famous clients, Dita Von Teese, took to Instagram last night to pay homage to the late desinger. "He made the most exquisite dresses that showcased a woman’s beauty, rather than distracting from it. I’ll always treasure my afternoons in his atelier just next to [Maison Laudree], trying on dress after dress, really just for the fun of it...We would have the best time, I honestly could have only ever worn his dresses," the burlesque performer wrote.
In the emotional tribute, Von Teese went on to call Leroux "the inventor and only true master of the iconic bandage dress." She continued, "And I’d say he was the only dressmaker that could accomplish a truly modern Madame Grès goddess gown."
Leroux's other famous clients included Heather Graham, Kim Kardashian, Amy Poehler, Amy Adams, and countless others. His gorgeous work will be missed.
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