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Hervé L.Leroux One of the top designers on the planet

This street fits Leroux like a glove, or rather, like one of his super glamorous dresses, which he perfects down to the very last millimeter for the world’s greatest stars, including Hillary Swank, Megan Fox, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Eva Green, Kate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow and Carole Bouquet. This list (which is far from exhaustive) makes Leroux one of the top designers for the most beautiful women on the planet! His studio looks like a small apartment-cum-boutique, with a spiral staircase and cozy, raffish mezzanine, that would probably please its former mistress, Madeleine Castaing, a decorator whose refined, bold style earned her accolades and visits from her contemporaries, including Jackie Kennedy and Churchill. Leroux prefers to talk about her rather than him. So did he really end up here by chance? “Yes, it was totally by chance. We really loved the space. It’s so intimate and so “French”. It’s a very artistic area.” Haloed by “castaing green” lamps, which spotlight his finds, belts and fabrics piled in orderly and almost aristocratic chaos, a must for any haute couture designer, Leroux lets slip a final, regretful note of satisfaction: apparently, his clients, who love his dresses so much, refuse to give out his name and address…

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Hervé L.Leroux

32 rue Jacob 75006 Paris Phone : +33 (0)1 40 46 91 64 www.hervelleroux.com
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It’s so intimate and so “French”

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