Now that Dolce and Gabbana have apologized, another fashion mogul is saying something profoundly stupid.
This time around it's the famous "bandage dress," a trendy style originated by French fashion label Herve Leger. The brand's UK managing director, Patric Couderec, lamented in the Mail on Sunday that the French fashion house's most iconic creation, the "bandage" dress had fallen into the hands of [gasp] lesbians and "voluptuous" women.
"If you're a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won't want to buy a Leger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely."
According to Couderc, if you're "voluptuous" and have "very prominent hips and a very flat chest," you should stay the hell away from his creations, which retail somewhere around $1,800.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Couderc to mature women: Put your tits away!
"Yes, you have a 12th of an inch around your stomach, it's not really a disaster, and what you're not noticing is that your cleavage is about two inches too low because you are 55 and it's time that you should not display everything like you're 23."
Couderc added that he refuses to give free dresses to celebrities if they are judged to lack sufficient class. As one can imagine, these comments were not well received by full-figured women, lesbians, and non-assholes.
Comedian Margaret Cho took to Twitter urging people to "boycott the #bandagedress"
UK-based DJ and presenter Amy Lame also fired off about Couderc's comments.
In response to the backlash, the Herve Leger by Max Azria brand has issued a statement:
"The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand and its parent company, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, are shocked and appalled by Patrick Couderc's comments made in the Mail on Sunday. BCBGMAXAZRIA Group is working in concert with MJH Fashion, the London-based licensee of the Herve Leger brand, to investigate and establish appropriate next steps."
"The statements made by Mr. Couderc are not a reflection of Herve Leger by Max Azria or MJH Fashion ideals or sentiments. The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand celebrates sensuality, glamour and femininity without discrimination."
As of writing, Couderc yet to issue a statement.
Photo: Nicholas Roberts/Getty (runway); courtesy of Comedy Central (Broad City)