Hervé Léger released the first bandage dress in 1989 and it took the fashion world by storm. Using elastane and other fabrics associated with foundation garments, he molded his dress to the body, pioneering body conscious clothing. A decade later, BCBG Maz Azria and Seagrams acquired Hervé Léger, the first time in history that a French couturier was bought by an American designer. Léger lost control of the company and his name and the line was shut down. It was relaunched in 2007 as Hervé Léger by Max Azria and all designs were by Azria, though their clear aesthetic source is the historical Hervé Léger designs. While totally legal, it always strikes me as wrong that he lost the right to his own name. However, he didn’t give up and is now designing under the name Hervé L. Leroux.
Of course, there are more designers doing bandage dress designs today. After all, these are dresses that push in what you want in and push up what you want up. Giz Seom of Gizza has just released a fabulous bandage dress that exemplifies the body-con facility of the traditional bandage dress. It makes fabulous party and club wear, full of sex appeal, with a modern edge and a comfortable ease that makes it great for long, active nights of dancing.
I decided to wear the fun glitter pumps I picked up at Deco. I love their flash and sparkle – adding to the party sensibility of the dress. The tights came with the dress and I liked how they accentuate the bright sheen on the glitter.
The hair is from Exile, released this week with the name I Almost Had You. I love the mix of updo with long hair hanging down the back. It’s a great choice for a dance party – letting your hair flow while you dance while keeping it out of your eyes and off your face.
The jewelry is from Mandala, pulling together the colors in the dress and shoes, but all the idea of wrapping. I love the dual homage to the dress. The skin is and old one from Curio. Sadly, you cannot get this skin while Gala Phoenix continues to litigate her case with Hush. In the interim, I want to wear the skin from time to time to remind us all of the brand and the case that is wending its way through to what we all hope will be justice.
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Poses: oOo Studio
Skin: Curio :GP: Petal [Dark] Fall-Ebb 2
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands
Hair: ::Exile:: Almost Had You:Ember
Clothing: GizzA – Mesh Tube Dress / Bandage [Black]
GizzA – Mesh Tube Dress / Bandage [Black] Socks
GizzA – Mesh Tube Dress / Bandage [Black] Socks Upper
Shoes: DECO – MESH Sequined Heel (silver)