The Bandage Dress, in Candle Form
Cindy, Naomi, Linda—all the original one-name wonders—were intimately familiar with the power of an Hervé Léger. The French house’s iconic figure-swaddling bandage dress was released in 1994 and designed to leave little—well, really, absolutely nothing—to the imagination. Donned by some of the most famous figures of all time, the barely there, crisscrossing swathes of fabric would become the stuff of fashion history. The Léger brand has been the property of Max Azria since 1999, but now, at long last, the couturier is back. While Léger has continued to churn out statement dresses over the past 13 years, he has done so under the name Hervé L. Leroux for licensing reasons—the same name he’ll be using come January when he rejoins the Paris haute couture calendar. So it seems there is no better time to pay homage to the legendary fashion icon, and Joya is doing just that. The boutique fragrance brand’s new Giroflee candle created in collaboration with Leroux boasts a uniquely potent, and unabashedly sensual, floral blend (jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia) in a gorgeous sculpted black matte glass case that mimics his signature draped, body-conscious silhouette. Needless to say, it’s a real head-turner.
Joya x Hervé L. Leroux “Giroflee” candle, available at Henri Bendel, Colette, and joyastudio.com.