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Iconic fashion designer Herve Leger cast all the major supermodels in his Nineties catwalk shows, but now reveals he no longer shows his collection at Fashion Week anymore because he finds today’s models uninspiring. Ouch!

“If I had to go back to catwalk presentations I would be in a panic…Already the models I find are too skinny, too sad. And I knew the age of the super top models, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford, who were always lively and smiling,” said Leger. “Today you go between several défilés and you will see the exact same type of girl – it just doesn’t inspire me.”

Leger unfortunately lost control of his eponymous label and therefore his name in 1999, but established a new one – Herve L. Leroux – in 2000, thanks to some inspiration from his close fashionable friend Karl Lagerfeld, who he continues to admire to this day, reports Vogue UK.

“He is a genius! He is someone very wonderful,” he said of Lagerfeld. “You just have to look at him work. We learn a lot with him…he is good at everything, it’s a spirit and a vision of things, and he is very, very modern. He is always in the future: when the collection is finished, we start over the next day – and he refuses all doubt and just goes forward. He’s everything that I’m not! That’s why I am so fascinated by Karl.”

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