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by Jeanne Sutton
17th Aug 2015

It’s been a busy few months for crisis management in the fashion world. First Dolce & Gabbana mouthed off some pretty insensitive comments about children born through IVF, and now the fashion brand behind the iconic bandage dress, Herv? L?ger by Max Azria, are in the issue-a-statement mode. The company’s UK managing director Patrick Couderc did an interview with The Daily Mail last week, and what he during the exchange said was pretty offensive to women. You know, his main customers?

Couderc works for MJH Fashion, the independent distributor of Herv? L?ger in London, and thinks that certain women ought to keep away from the bandage dress. “Voluptuous” women and those with “very prominent hips and a very flat chest” shouldn’t wrap their bodies in the bodycon dresses according to Couderc. Other females in the firing line include older women who should stop “displaying everything like you’re 23” – we guess Advanced Style is not on Couderc’s to-watch list. However, the most backward pile of words to come out of this fashion industry titan’s mouth targets lesbians: “If you’re a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Leger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely.” Actually, they would rather buy a dress costing over €1,500 from a company that doesn’t stereotype them.

Of course Herv? L?ger put out a statement to counter these body shaming thoughts.

?The Herv? L?ger by Max Azria brand and its parent company, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, are shocked and appalled by Patrick Couderc’s comments made in the Mail on Sunday. BCBGMAXAZRIA Group is working in concert with MJH Fashion, the London-based licensee of the Herve Leger brand, to investigate and establish appropriate next steps. The statements made by Mr. Couderc are not a reflection of Herve Leger by Max Azria or MJH Fashion ideals or sentiments. The Herv? L?ger by Max Azria brand celebrates sensuality, glamour and femininity without discrimination.?

Via The Daily Mail

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