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You’ve got to hand it to Max Azria in a short amount of time he’s managed to revive Herve Leger to the point where scant is the celebrity that hasn’t walked a red carpet in a Herve Leger bandage dress and even scanter is the magazine that hasn’t featured it.

To his loyal following, Max Azria didn’t disappoint as his collection was full of uber-short bandage dresses that though, admittedly, were wonderfully dazzling, got a little redundant. Though one does have to hand it to Azria for coming-up with as many ways as he does for presenting this staple-look.

That said, the collection wasn’t all bandage dresses.

Max Azria attempted to expand with some interesting optical illusion dresses, slinky gowns, cut-out-detailings, and just about the most daringly-sexy swimwear imaginable, which in addition to being near impossible to pull off are sure to leave any woman who dares to bask in the sun for a few hours with some truly unruly tan lines.

There were also some wonderful pops of vibrant colors amidst the mostly neutral, but bright palette and while I loved the cut-out detailing, there was somewhat of a dated 90’s Glamazon quality to many of the looks (think about the Elizabeth Hurley Safety Pin Versace dress).

Whether we’ll continue to feel an omnipresence of bandage dresses remains to be seen, but its undeniable that Azria has got a handle on how to execute, short and sexy, flawlessly.

Photos courtesy of Splash News.