PARIS, Oct 8 — Designer Herve Leger, known for his formfitting ‘bandage’ dresses, has died at 60.
France's Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed his passing on Friday, though a cause of death has not been stated.
Leger, born Herve Peugnet, first started his fashion career with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and Fendi.
Lagerfeld is reportedly the one who suggested Leger’s name change to something more easily pronounceable by Americans.
Leger is most known for his signature bandage dresses, woven strips molded into formfitting silhouettes and beloved by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Dita Von Teese and other celebrities.
Von Teese herself posted a tribute to the designer on her Instagram, hailing him as “the only dressmaker that could accomplish a truly modern Madame Grès goddess gown.”