Hervé Léger, sometimes deliberately written as Herve Leger is a French fashion house founded by the designer Hervé Peugnet, currently known as Hervé L. Leroux. Hervé Léger was founded in 1985 by the designer Hervé Peugnet (1957–2017). The same year Karl Lagerfeld advised Peugnet that his surname Peugnet would be too difficult for Americans, the target market, to pronounce, and instead suggested the surname Léger.Having lost the rights to the Hervé Léger name, Peugnet later took a third "brand" name as Hervé L. Leroux in 2000. Peugnet pioneered the creation of so-called bandage dresses, so-called "body-con" (body-conscious) garments made using materials traditionally associated with foundation garments to create bandage dresses that would mold and shape the wearer's figure with its signature bandage-like strips.One of the peculiarities of Hervé Léger garments is that they are knitted, not woven.
The term "body-con"bandage dress has had a sexiest who's-who list wearing it since the first style was introduced by Herve Leger”