MBFW: Backstage at Herve Leger With Makeup Artist Val Garland + More

Get an exclusive backstage look at Herve Leger's Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week collection with makeup by Val Garland!
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Herve Leger copper dress

The copper dress backstage and on the runway.

As for the show: Believe you me, it was really something else! Herve Leger presented his signature bandage dresses—but with a super edgy feel. Some featured leather harnesses; others were embellished with intricate beading; and each one was accompanied by a baseball cap. A few of my favorite pieces were the many oversized fur coats (seriously, those hoods totally engulfed the models’ faces) and a copper and black dress. The pattern and beads on the dress gave it an exotic Egyptian feel.

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Herve Leger

File this one under “Noteworthy Trends”: The majority of the models wore spandex under their dresses with matching prints. Would you rock it, or would you leave it to the runways?

All in all, it was a great show that showcased edgy and sophisticated garments that are totally applicable to New York City’s freezing cold weather. Would that we could fill our closets with them ourselves!

Shante D. Booker is a regular contributor at BettyConfidential.

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