French couture label Hervé L. Leroux, dormant for three years, is making a come-back under the creative stewardship of Jocelyne Caudroy. She is the sister of designer Hervé Peugnet, better known as Hervé Léger, who died in 2017. Caudroy worked alongside Léger for over three decades, and “wanted the designer’s heritage to be kept alive, writing a new chapter in the history of [Hervé L. Leroux],” as the label's senior management told Fashionnetwork.com.
“It was the obvious thing for me to do, keeping Hervé’s work and enthusiasm alive. My work today is the natural continuation of all these years we spent working together as a duo. We are of course re-issuing some of his signature dresses, as well as creating new models, those [Hervé] didn’t have time to make,” said Caudroy, the label’s co-founder and new creative director, in a press release.
Léger was renowned for his draped mermaid gowns, worn by the likes of Karen Mulder, Naomi Campbell and many Hollywood stars. He launched the Hervé L. Leroux label in 2000, after losing the rights to the name of his first label, Hervé Léger, founded in 1985. Among the film stars dressed by Léger were Carole Bouquet, Isabelle Huppert, Iman Bowie, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Monica Bellucci.