15/09/2010 10:00 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Herve Leger By Max Azria S/S 2011

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INSPIRATION: As always, what new things can they combine with stretchy bandage bits? (the body-con dress, a Herve Leger staple, was named the most promiscuous trend by men) This season Azria is citing Marie Antoinette, but we see S+M.

TOP LOOKS: Leather and bandage weave dresses that look like woven shoelaces.

ACCESSORIES: Continuing on the bondage theme, ankle strap shoes.

WHO WAS THERE: Jessica Szohr

WHAT WE THOUGHT: It must be a blessing to work within the Herve Leger limitations. Each piece will include the bandage fabric, so Azria's job is to be creative within that framework, literally. The offerings of this season run the gamut from pretty lace-like printed rubber and perforated leather designed to look sheer, but is still covered. The corset dresses with mini Marie Antoinette skirts are kind of funny, but the woven leather and bandage dresses are where it's at.