1990s Herve Leger Black Velvet and Silk Bandage Dress
Leger worked for Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi and followed him to Chanel in the eightiesd when Lafgerfeld took over the house in 1983. By 1985 Leger forged out on his own but it was not until 1993 that the actual Herve Leger label appeared on the scene and history was made. His dresses were one of the stars of the nineties and one of the most coveted and iconic of the labels that really represent that period of fashion. His bandage dress in particular were coveted by every girl everywhere and his strong lines and sensual designs were everywhere. This is a stunning gown that combines that iconic striped bandage feel with inky black velvet strips combined with the length and richness of silk. The silk is an almost gun,etal grey rather then black and this combined with the deep black of the velvet is a fabulous contrast. The bodice is molded and shaped and the fabric stretch and mold tightly to your shape - his signature. This goes form bust to just above the hip and then the silk skirt flows tot he floor in a soft draping column. The silk used is a light sueded silk with no lining so flows wonderfully. The bodice fabric have his signature spandex worked through them so the fit is perfect. Gorgeous with one small item to note but present as excellent
The bodice is fully lined in a black silk satin and the skirt unlined. It closes with a hidden set back zipper. There is one darkened area on the back skirt that would not even photo - its not a huge difference in color but there. Priced accordingly. Tagged a FR40/US8 but please check actual listed measurements.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder strap to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.