French fashion designer Herve Leroux, creator of the bandage dress, dies at 60

French designer Hervé L. Leroux died in Paris aged 60 on Oct 6, 2017.
French designer Hervé L. Leroux died in Paris aged 60 on Oct 6, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

French fashion designer Herve Leroux, who made a name with his bandage dresses, died on Friday (Oct 6), magazine Vogue UK reported.

He was 60 years old.

Leroux was known for his first label, Herve Leger, which he founded in 1985.

Its form-fitting designs emphasised a woman's curves.

The dresses, made from individual strips of material stitched together, gained fame in the 1990s and 2000s because of their popularity with celebrities.

Leroux was born on May 30, 1957, as Herve Peugnet in Bapaume, a small town in the north of France, the magazine reported.

He has worked with designers Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Daniel Swarovski and Charles Jourdan.