DailyMail.com released a particular upsetting piece of news featuring boss of Herve Leger, Patrick Couderc, in all of his tactless, incompetant and backward comments regarding Herve Leger’s creation: the bandage dress.
If you’ve ever seen the bandage dress, you know that it’s a classy but unforgiving piece of clothing that wraps tightly around your body, hugging it like a giant bandaid. As Couderc so coldly commented, this dress is shows everything from your sagging cleavage and love handles to your panty lines.
To Couderc’s dismay, this dress has become such an icon that other designers and stores have produced similar (bordering on ripoffs) of the bandage dress, making it available to people who aren’t fit enough (literally and socially) to wear the damn thing. According to DailyMail.com, Coudrec expressed several sentiments such as “Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has ‘a fantastic silhouette’, but many ordinary women shouldn’t be wearing his dresses”.
He also went on a rant about how he doesn’t go out with women who don’t wear tights because this fashion statement in the 80’s (yes, the 80’s) suggested that women who wore tights had respectable jobs.
With such a backwards statement, I shouldn’t have been shocked by his comment that oozed stereotype of lesbians. He said, “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”.
Thank you Mr. Couderc for telling me what I would rather wear. Sure, I enjoy sweatpants when I’m lounging around the house. But, no matter my age, body type or sexual orientation, I believe that I have the right to whatever I damn-well please you pompous ignoramus!