Update- August 21, 2015:
Patrick Couderc, former managing director at Hervé Léger, has been terminated. Due to his salacious commentary in The Daily Mail, BCBG Max Azria Group decided to fire Couderc for not upholding company standards. They released a statement to E!News about their decision:
“The Herve Leger 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. The statements made by Mr. Couderc are not a reflection of Herve Leger by Max Azria or MJH Fashion ideals or sentiments. The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand celebrates sensuality, glamour and femininity without discrimination. Please note, Patrick Couderc was an employee of MJH Fashion, an independent distributor of Herve Leger in London. He is no longer associated with the company.”
If Couderc, who is a proponent of class and tact, used some during his interview he wouldn’t need “bandages” to heal his wounded ego.
Original Report- August 17, 2015:
Over the years, the bandage dress, also known as the body-con dress, has become a fashion favorite among reality stars, celebrities and video vixens. The dress, first made by fashion house Herve Leger, notably became the first red carpet staple that allowed curves to be tastefully seen in all the right places. Unfortunately, Herve Leger’s UK Director Patrick Couderc rather not have the likes of Nene Leakes, Kim Kardashian or Blac Chyna wear the dress, anymore.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Couderc stated women with “voluptuous” figures, i.e. those with “very prominent hips” should avoid wearing the beloved bandage dress. If you’re lacking in the breast department, Couderc advises that the popular dress is not for you either. As if he didn’t do enough damage, Couderc continued to blaze through his interview with dangerous comments regarding women who are older and who don’t have a particular body shape — the shape his dresses were made for.
“You women have a lot of problems. 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.’
“Yes, you have a 12th of an inch around your stomach, it’s not really a disaster, and what you’re not noticing is that your cleavage is about two inches too low because you are 55 and it’s time that you should not display everything like you’re 23.”
Couderc also believes lesbians shouldn’t wear dresses if they’re “committed lesbians” — whatever that means. “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.”
Couderc ended the interview stating he believes there is a distinct difference between women who wear and don’t wear pantyhose: one works in a corporate workforce and the other shampoos hair at the salon. He also shared, he rather have women like Sex And City’s actress Kim Cattrall (Samatha) to wear his clothing, which is why he won’t send free dresses to celebrities who lack class.