Fashion designer Hervé L. Leroux (born Hervé Peugnet), who rose to fashion fame under his pseudonym Hervé Léger, is dead at 60, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed to Vogue.
7 Twenty Agency, which represented Leroux, also confirmed the designer’s death on social media.
Leroux’s eponymous brand was beloved by celebrities for its iconic bandage dresses. Hervé Léger’s girdle-like garments became famous in the ’90s and ’00s for their popularity among starlets and socialites.
Photos: Hervé Léger’s bandage dress
Leroux worked at Fendi and Chanel alongside Karl Lagerfeld before founding Hervé Léger in 1985.
Dita Von Teese also paid tribute to the designer on Instagram, sharing the news of his passing and a lengthy remembrance.
“He is the inventor and only true master of the iconic bandage dress,” she wrote. “I loved him for his wit, his candor, his sublime elegance and of course, his talent, which, came from authentic obsession, with no care for the commerciality of fashion. I’m so sad to see him go, and so abruptly.”