Fashion Designer Herve Leroux — The Man Who Launched The Celebrity-Beloved Label Herve Leger  And Its Iconic Bandage Dresses — Has Died.


His Death, At Age 60, Was Announced Today By The Federation De La Haute Couture Et De La Mode, According To Wwd.


The Cause Of Death Is Has Not Yet Been Confirmed, Though a Source Reported That His Passing Was Unexpected

Leroux Is Most Famous For His Iconic Bandage Dresses, Which Are Beloved By The Fashion Crowd And Much Of Hollywood.

He Invented The Tight, Figure-Hugging Silhouette — Made Up Of 'Bandage' Style Strips Of Cloth That Wrap Around The Body — In The '90s, And It Quickly Became His Signature.


Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, Beyonce, Rihanna, Sofia Vergara, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, And Meghan Fox Have All Worn His Designs.


Long Before He Found Fame, Leroux Was Born Herve Leger On May 30, 1957 In Bapaume In Northern France. He Studied Sculpture At The Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts In Paris Before Becoming a Hairstylist.

He Was Never Far From Fashion, Though. He Was Styling Hair For a Chloe Fashion Show When He Decided To Segue Into Designing, First Taking Up Making Hats And Bags.


He Met Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld In 1980, And The Elder Designer Hired Him To Work At Fendi. He Later Followed Lagerfeld To Chanel.


Leroux Also Spent Time Working For Lanvin Haute Couture And Diane Von Furstenberg.


In 1986, He Launched His Own Eponymous Label, Herve Leger, Under Which He Started Making His Bandage Dresses.


'The Story Of The Dress Is a Very Simple One,' He Said, According To Style.Com And The Fashion Spot. 'Before I Started Making Clothes I Was a Hairdresser, Then a Hatmaker. One Day In a Factory I Found Some Bands That Were Headed For The Garbage. They Gave Me The Idea Of Taking Those Bands And Putting Them Next To One Another As One Does Making a Hat.'


Leroux Continued Making His Celeb-Beloved Designs Under The Name Herve Leger Until 1999, When Bcbg Max Azria Bought The Brand. In 2006, It Was Renamed Herve Leger Sale By Max Azria.

Leroux Lost The Rights To Use His Name, And Changed It With Help From Lagerfeld.


'He Told Me, "Call Yourself Leroux Because Your Hair Is Red — Not As Red As It Was, Because You Are Older — But Anyway It Works, And Everyone Will Know Who You Are,"' He Said.


He Went On To Work As Creative Director Of Guy Laroche From 2004 To 2006, And Later Debuted a New Line Under The Name Leroux.