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Fat Women and Lesbians Need Not Bother with Herve Leger's Iconic Bandage Dress Says Now Fired UK Boss

Fat Women and Lesbians Need Not Bother with Herve Leger's Iconic Bandage Dress Says Now Fired UK Boss

Fat Women and Lesbians Need Not Bother with Herve Leger's Iconic Bandage Dress Says Now Fired UK Boss

Also, if you're over 23, you should not

If you're on the curvier side, possessed of Sapphic inclinations, or a little past teenage, a Herve Leger executive has ventured to suggest you might wish to avoid his crappy $1050 bandage-inspired dress. My pleasure.

UK managing director of Herve Leger, Patrick Couderc, informed British newspaper the Mail on Sunday that "commited lesbians" are all too"butch and leisurely" for Leger's legendary bandage dress. He continued that those with "very prominent hips and a very flat chest" shouldn't go anywhere near it and that "older" women (those creviced hags who have dared to venture beyond their early 20s) are not worthy of its glory.

“You women have a lot of problems," he said. "You will lose the plot. You will come and you will put a dress on and you’ll be in front of the mirror, like, “Argh, I’m so fat’.” Mr Couderc then waded further into shark-infested waters with some comments on the class system. "I have an expression which I attach to girls: I never go out to dinner if she’s not wearing tights," he insists. "Whoever was wearing tights [in the 80s] was working in a private office in a bank in St James’s and whoever was not wearing tights was coming to work as a shampooist in a High Street hairdresser, commuting from Croydon." This selection of comments has since got Couderc fired.

The bandage dress was invented in the 1980s and has been embraced by celebrities including Rihanna, Kate Winslet and Victoria Beckham since being relaunched in 2007. Leading UK high street brands Next, Topshop, Reiss and French Connection have all duly released cheaper versions of the "body-con" classic.

 

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