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Hervé Léger's animal magnetism

A black and white piece walks down the

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Hervé Léger by Max Azria looked to nature for inspiration this season, and the abstract sculpture of Les Lalanne, a French husband-and-wife duo known for clever takes on animals and vegetation. 

Here are chic looks for the urban jungle: swingy bandage dresses with dazzling appliqués and beading, exotic matching leggings, cuff booties and the occasional leather harness layered on like...

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50 Shades of Hervé Léger

There are some pretty dresses in the Herve

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Hervé Léger by Max Azria touted in the show's production notes that we'd be taken on a sultry Southern tour, with embroidery, patchwork and appliqué, all inspired by “the remarkable women of Gee's Bend, Alabama,” who are known for their stunner quilts. They're less known for their dominatrix garb — just guessing here — but maybe Azria knows something about those sweet ladies that we don't.

This...

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