1990s Herve Leger Black Velvet and Silk Bandage Dress
Leger worked for Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi and followed him to Chanel in 1983 when Lagerfeld took over there. In 1985 Leger began designing under his own name, but it was not until 1993 that the actual Herve Leger label appeared on the scene and history was made. His dresses were on of the stars of the nineties and were among the most coveted and iconic of the labels during that period of fashion. His bandage dress in particular were coveted by every girl everywhere and his strong lines and sensual designs were seen on everyone and appeared everywhere. This dress combines that iconic striped bandage technique he used with inky black velvet strips. The silk is an almost gunmetal grey, rather then black, and this combined with the deep black of the velvet make for a fabulous contrast. The bodice is molded and shaped and the fabric will stretch and mold tightly to your shape - his signature. The dress hugs your curves from the bust to just above the hip and then the silk skirt flows to the floor in a soft draping column. The silk used for the skirt is light in weight and has no lining so it really moves wonderfully. The fabric on the bodice has his signature spandex worked through it so that the fit is perfect. One small note to review below. Presents 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 - it is 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.
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