Hervé Léger reinvents the bandage dress each season, and for Fall, Lubov Azria looked to equestrians for inspiration. We caught up with the designer backstage, where she told us how Rachel Zoe helped ignite Hollywood's obsession with Hervé Léger's signature bandage dress. But designing isn't Lubov's only talent; we found out a few tricks she's hiding up her sleeve. Watch our entire interview now, and check out the full runway here. On Allison McNamara: American Apparel top. Hair and Makeup courtesy of Kérastase.
Every season, designer Max Azria has found a way to reinvent the classic bandage dress that catapulted the Hervé Léger line to fame. For Fall 2012, the silhouette was given an equestrian spin, wrapped in leather body harnesses and wide belts paired with knee-high leather gladiator boots. Check out the python prints and gold accessories that were also seen on the runway right here.
Brunette beauty Camila Alves looked rock-chic at the Leila Shams afterparty during New York Fashion Week in NYC. Her ensemble oozes sex appeal from her low-cut Herve Leger top to her striped beaded miniskirt, while her leather jacket and perforated booties lend a bit of tough edge. Camila completed her party style with unique accessories — distressed clutch, teardrop hoops, and beaded bracelet — and loose locks. For a daytime look, rock a similar skirt with a solid tee, flat lace-up sandals, and a jean jacket.
Now that you're all caught up with This Means War's wardrobe stylist Sophie De Rakoff, it's time to get down to another very important matter: exactly what Reese Witherspoon wore in the flick, which comes out on Feb. 17. First, De Rakoff describes Reese's character Lauren's style as "sexy, chic, modern, and confident." That means she put Reese in only the most fabulous pieces from amazing designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Isabel Marant, The Row, Parker, Black Orchid, Theory, and way more. Before you hit the theaters next week, step inside to find out exactly what Reese wore in This Means War and how to re-create her onscreen looks for your offscreen life.
Retro throwbacks, tailored perfection, and soft feminine references — pre-Fall '12 is a beautiful blend of structured shapes and unexpected girlie details. Lanvin delivered deliberately unfinished embellishments like exposed dart seams and raw edges, while Givenchy revived its "greatest hits" prints (think tropics and rottweiler motifs), and Sarah Burton traveled back in time to the '60s English countryside to whip up a cool equestrian-inspired McQ collection. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We're obsessed with Carven's nod to mod silhouettes, Derek Lam's focus on detachable mink collars, and Versace's Studio 54 vibe, too. It's a pre-season worth poring over, so get to it. Click through to see even more inspired looks and gorgeous accessories from Pre-Fall 2012.
>> The shiny warrior princesses Max Azria offered up for Spring have found a slightly softer side in Pre-Fall 2012. Sure, they're still marching about in gladiator shoes, leather harnesses, and bandage dresses, but this time around the shoes are high-heeled, the harnesses are whip-thin, and the dresses are vivid in jewel tones, stripes, and sunset ombres. Though silhouettes remain just as body-con as ever, there are also a few surprises to be had: flippy skirts that flare at the hip, smooth-shouldered jackets, and a skintight dress with an airy, drapey train.
Tika Sumpter looked absolutely stunning in a floor-length. bright violet Herve Leger bandage dress at the premiere of What's Your Number in LA. She paired her gorgeous gown with matching lipstick, a braided updo, and a white croc clutch. We added strappy, gold Louboutin sandals to complete her showstopping style. Unfortunately, her exact gown is no longer available online, but shop here to get the same frock in a different hue.
The hot bandage dresses at Hervé Léger were definitely sexy, but we couldn't stop staring at the three-part ponytails models wore down the runway. Backstage, lead hairstylist Neil Moodie shared his inspiration behind the hairstyle and how you can get a similar look at home in just a few steps. Try it next time you're going out.
The models on Hervé Léger's Spring 2012 runway looked gorgeous as they strutted down the runway with glowing skin, shimmery eye makeup, and bold brows. We caught up with Temptu's Lisa Butler, the lead makeup artist for the show, to get the lowdown behind the beauty look and how you can get a similar style at home. Watch the video to find out more.
Hervé Léger is known for its signature body-con bandage dresses, but this season the curve-hugging frock is updated with rich, metallic hues and sexy cutouts. Chief Creative Officer, Lubov Azria, told us about their art deco inspiration, their new silhouette, and her favorite pieces from the line. Don't forget to catch our full review right here.