Veronique Leroy was born in Belgium in 1965. In 1984, at the age of 18, she moved to Paris and enrolled in the Insitut Paris Modeliste and then attended Studio Bercot, where she graduated in 1987.

Her fashion career started by working for designers Didier. Furthermore she worked for Azzedine Alaia as an assistant stylist form 1987 to 1989. Alongside her work at the Azzedine studio, she spent her spare-time creating a collection which would win her the Helena Raviist prize in 1989 and secure her the place as laureate of the Canette d'Or in Brussels.

In the same year, she started working for Martine Sitbon as assistant stylist. She continued her personal projects and won the prix Courtelle, in 1990, the

year that Thierry Mugler was president of the jury.

It was then that Véronique decided to start up a business in her own name. She launched her first collection in 1991 during Paris fashion week (pret a porter). She quickly established international fame with the press and with prestigious buyers.

Twice, in 1991 and 1994, she was laureate of la bourse de l'Adam du Ministere de la Culture. Three times, during the launches of the Autumn/Winter 1993/1994, Spring/Summer 1995 and Autumn/Winter 1996/1997 collections, she was arwarded the prize "futur grand" for new talent in the Vénus de la Mode category.

In September 2005, she launched her first swimwear collection for Spring/Summer, 2006.

Véronique Leroy opend fer first shop in October 2005.

Veronique Leroy has been designing for several seasons for the house of Leonard, known for it's beautiful prints. She designed the Spring/Summer 2005 collection for Leonard during Paris Fashion Week in October 2004.

The Look

Her memories of the 1980's are strong in her mind, and inspire a great many of her garments. Even if the designs are somewhat towards the outwardly vulgar allure of that decade, Leroy always executes them with sincerity. For her, the 80's are the height of sexiness and elegance.

Who Wears It

Kylie Minogue, Lauryn Hill

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