May 24, 2019 | By Cassandra Napoli
Oct 10, 2017
By WGSN Insider
Canadian group Seagram later took control of the company and sales rose fast. However, Seagram sold the Hervé Léger label to BCBG Max Azria in 1998 and a year later he was ousted and lost the rights to the name.
He started again in 2000 with a new label, Hervé L Leroux, and opened a store in Paris based on his couture and gown work. His ready-to-wear line was axed after the 2008 financial crisis but he was back in the spotlight by 2013 with a place on the official Haute Couture calendar and showcasing his clothes at Colette in Paris.
Its unclear whether he had been ill for some time. The designer had suspended his signature business in May, saying that he needed “to reflect, and to infuse my style with fresh zest. I feel I must develop my creativity along new avenues, working with other luxury industry players, and to conceive a new project for my label.”
His funeral service will take place on Friday morning in Paris.
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