If Looks Could Kill Dress

$60 rental
$1200 retail

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Stylist Notes

Be little miss vixen in this sizzling red Herve Leger cocktail dress. A sophisticated yet sexy style for you to show off your curves. Add a printed hand bag like the Diane von Furstenberg Handbag's Zebra Tonda Pony Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XXS,XS,S,M,L. Size XXS=00; XS=0; S=2,4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XXS,XS,S,M,L. Size XXS=00; XS=0; S=2,4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Red stretch bandage. Scoop neckline. Cap sleeves. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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42 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size26
Small14
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 80lbs
February 5, 2015
Show off your curves!
This dress highlights your curves. It hugs your body which gave me hips that I didn't know existed. Great dress and I recommend for petite girls since it gives you a figure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 23, 2015
Simple and classy
Herve Leger always come through. Perfect fit every time. Lots of complements. I was able to wear a bra with this. Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 14, 2014
All eyes on me!
Seriously this dress was amazing ... Compliments all night and it looked great! This dress ended up being better than my original choice which was unavailable because it was damaged. This took a little bit of extra help getting into but totally worth it. Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
November 29, 2014
"Girl I've been taking notes from you all night!"
Rented this for a post Thanksgiving high school reunion. This is my second Herve rental so I knew an XXS would be best, even if it took some extra muscle to get the zipper up. Once in the dress though I felt amazing! Hope I have another reason to rent it. Wore with a blazer most the night which toned down the sexiness but still looked incredible. The length was exactly where I hoped it would be since I am short, and the fabric was wonderful and thick which was perfect for a winter event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
October 26, 2014
I got so many complements!
Snug fit, could have been better if size small was available. But XS worked. Love the color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
September 18, 2014
Danced all night at the wedding
I was looking forward to my first Herve Rental. However I was a bit disappointed because I had ordered the XXS and XS as a backup size. I wsa looking forward to the Kim K body con fit. Unfortunately, the dress runs super small so I was all squashed up and for a wedding I felt a bit inappropriate. That didn't stop me from dancing all night and I got a number of compliments...hmmm. I will suggest going one size up for this especially because of the low neckline
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 102lbs
August 18, 2014
The dress was beautiful and looked amazing with a tux! I received so many compliments.
It is a little hard to get into however, once you get the dress zipped, it fits perfectly. I love this material and brand, so chic! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 29, 2014
Never got to see/wear it.
Unfortunately a replacement was sent to me since this dress was unavailable for some reason.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 28, 2014
Excellent customer service!
I wanted to love this dress but just felt like I was being suffocated in it. I rented an xxs, which I normally wear. It took the buddy system to get me in the dress and it sucks you all in, but ultimately, I was so uncomfortable it wouldn't have been fun for me to wear, RTR is awesome as always and send me a replacement!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 17, 2014
The dress made me feel so awesome -- totally svelte and fantastic!
it is TIGHT. My husband had to help me zip into it, but once it was on, it was so flattering. So just plan to be squeezed in to look your best!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 23, 2014
Sophisticated and sexy!
Rented for the reception part of a friends wedding... Only had the xxs available and it was TIGHT but wore it anyways because Ive always wanted to wear Herve Leger. Perfect length not over the top but still sexy. Would not recommend for a more conservative wedding though
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2014
Everybody loved the dress. It's actually my favorite color
Definetly super formfitting!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 3, 2014
Nice but more of a brick red than a tomato red as pictured.
Beautiful fitted but comfortable!
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
March 13, 2014
Perfect Birthday Dress!
I rented this dress for my 25th birthday, and it was the perfect mix of classy and sexy. This was my first rental and I wanted a Herve Leger because of how small they run, and sure enough it worked perfectly. I could have worn the XS, but I loved how the XXS completely sucks everything in. It's a heavy material which was great for winter, but even the short sleeve might feel to hot towards the end of spring. My favorite part about this dress was the cleavage it gave me! I wore 2 bras to really go all out, but I even had some with one bra, which was a first for me.
JillNovember 4, 2014
Amanda you look AMAZING!!! Quick question, are you really a 32b!!!!!! The gals look HUGE!!!!! Is that a great bra you are wearing, or does the dress enahnce a bit lol. Thanks so much.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 4, 2014
The look on my uncle's face and the non stop photos that were taken. I felt like a movie star!
This is my second Herve Leger RTR rental. I had a few issues with the shipping address but with several emails, RTR was able to get it straightened out. RTR had the dress delivered to the hotel I was staying at. As always, I have not been let down. The first dress I rented was brand new - and this time around - (this red dress "If Looks Could Kill") was also in excellent condition. I went with a small size only because the medium was not available. I am small and very flat in the chest area so I did not have to wear a bra, instead I was able to use the silicon sticky tape things which was good enough to hold the girls in. This is a an extremely tight dress - and it it not forgiving when you have a bloated belly! Overall, I am considering renting this exact dress again for another event - I love everything about the dress and cannot think of anything negative to say about the product or the service. I was receiving compliments all night long and I felt like the star at my cousin's wedding!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2014
This dress is even tighter than it looks in the picture
The only way to describe this dress is skintight. Like, a second skin. I think I have a fairly good body, but this dress highlighted EVERY tiny little imperfection - some I didn't even realize i had. I've tried on a couple other Herve Leger dresses before and their bandage quality is a little more flattering and smoothing than this dress was. Gorgeous, well-made dress, but I couldn't wear it because it just didn't do much for my figure.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
March 3, 2014
Amazing dress for the ballet and drinks afterward to celebrate my 26th birthday!
Fit was great other than being a bit snug in the chest area.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
February 12, 2014
whats better than a red tight dress
tight
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 27, 2014
Color and fit are out of this world!!
Modest yet still sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
January 3, 2014
Tiny
Runs extremely small I'm normally a 00 or in this case XXS and have a lot of Herve personally however for whatever reason maybe dry cleaning... it was horrifically small even unzipped
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2013
Perfect!
I love how this dress hugs my curves! As usual, it runs pretty small, but acts like a pair of spans! Fine to wear without a bra. It definitely highlights my assets and my boyfriend couldn't keep his eyes off me!
JillNovember 3, 2014
Olivia you look amazing!!!!! I have about the same measurements as you, I am 5;4 115lbs and a 32C. I am 42 and thinking about this for my 20th anniversary date with my husband! Do you think this dress works for an aniiv. I want something my hubby wont be to to eep his eyes/hands off of me lol, also I am twice your age lol is this still age appropriate? Lastly was vpl a major issue, are you able to wear at least a thong with thi s dress or did anything leave unsightly panty lines?
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
October 8, 2013
Absolutely LOVED this dress & my experience with RTR!
This was my first time renting from RTR & my experience was absolutely amazing! My friend & I both rented Herve Leger dresses & both looked stunning on! We received so many compliments. I was a little nervous to order this dress because it was for a work party for my boyfriend & didn't know if it would be "too sexy" for his bosses, but it was perfect! I ordered an XXS and an XS, but ended up wearing the XS because it fit my chest better, it was a little tight, so no bra... Will definitely order from RTR again!! <3
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 19, 2013
Not great for petites
This was not my favorite Herve - I felt like there was too much fabric around the shoulders and it was too long. High quality and beautiful dress but unfortunately not very flattering on my smaller frame.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 85lbs
July 11, 2013
This dress was a stunner and everyone fell in love with it.
The fit was perfect. Very form fitting. I fell in love with this dress and this website and I would definitely rent again in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 25, 2013
Great dress! Perfect!!!!
Ok so I got my box which was extremely exciting and I open up my gorgeous red dress to try on which looked amazing and it had a large hole on the side!!!!! Luckily the event was still two days away so I phoned renttherunway and they immediately over nighted another dress to me. The customer service was exceptional!!!!! I was very happy and impressed by their immediate concern and action. The dress they shipped arrived promptly the next day and it fit great. The dress hugs your curves and is definitely a head turner. The red is a nice deep red. Great length. Has just the right amount of sexy but still sophisticated. Rent it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 22, 2013
Dress was beautiful, unfortunately it did not fit.
The dress was absolutely beautiful; however it did not fit. I could not get it past hip portion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 13, 2013
LOVE IT!!
this dress is just perfect elegant & sexy! fits like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 1, 2013
I looked so Hollywood glam in this dress. I was definitely channeling my inner Kim Kardashian.
What I love about Herve dresses is that they TRULY fit you. As a petite woman, the XS really was extra small. I couldn't breathe initially, because it was so tight, but my body got used to it and my subtle curves were so apparent in this dress. I didn't want to do a lot of dancing, because I was afraid that I would rip the dress, but of course that didn't happen. The dress' material is heavy and thick so you could pretty much wear any underwear/panties. You also don't need to wear a slip or worry about lining.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 20, 2013
Felt Like A Celebrity!!
Comfortable and true to size dress. Wore this for my birthday party and constantly received compliments from guys and girls! I loved how it was classy and sexy. I was really sad to ship this dress back but am already looking forward to renting my next RTR dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
February 25, 2013
Can't go wrong with Herve Leger!
This is a beautiful deep red dress and worked great for a black tie Oscar party! It fit like a glove and I felt great in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 31, 2013
Hard NOT to feel sexy in this!
It's true, it is like wearing full body spanx. This dress is ultra flattering, and so sexy. Probably too sexy for a wedding, but what the hell. Can still wear a regular bra underneath, but it's better to wear a demi.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 12, 2012
Runs small!
The dress was pretty, but would not zip past my chest. So unfortunately was not able to wear. They also did not have my backup size available:( It definitely runs small, as I have worn many Herve dresses in the same size. I recommend going a size up if you are bigger busted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 19, 2012
Wood have loved to wear this dress for the event I was chairing, it was just too small.
I was disappointed in the fit of this dress. I have worn a different style from the same designer and it fit like a glove. The color was s beautiful cranberry and if it would have fit, I would have worn it. My backup dress was from the same designer and it fit perfectly, in a smaller size, go figure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 154lbs
October 28, 2012
Felt like I should be in the new James Bond movie!
Wow. This dress was fantastic, felt comfortable, looked stunning in photos and was just overall perfect, Herve leger does not let you down! Being 5'10 and and 36 DD(not exactly the model size) I was worried about the fit and length due to my schools dress code but the dress fit just a couple of inches above the knee. The top part did fit a little low cut so I suggest not wearing a standard bra but trying to find one one of those stick on bras for an extra lift. Overall fit wise the dress was perfect, there was no riding up or anything uncomfortable except due to the fit body hugging I was constantly worried about pulling something but that's not really an issue because of how well made this dress is. Size wise I am size ten and I ordered a large which was perfect fit, so in my case it was pretty true to size. The color of the dress is slightly darker but it still has that bold red which makes it stand out in photos. Lastly in regards to wearing spans you don't need to considering the dress itself is like wearing spanx.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 27, 2012
SUoer dress. SHow stopper hit!
Great dress, worn for a special event, on the runway. Looked and felt terrific!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
October 22, 2012
Fell in LOVE with this dress!!
This dress was sent last minute to replace my originally ordered "back-up" dress that was too large... I fell in LOVE with this dress! The color is beautiful, the fit is amazing.... everything I would expect from a Herve Leger!! The only thing that keeps me from giving this 5 stars is that when I received this replacement there was a 3-4" rip on the seam on the left side of this dress. I was COMPLETELY bummed because this was going to be my hot "date night" dress the night before the wedding the next day and now I couldn't wear it.... contacted customer service again and they went above and beyond to make-up for my order issues. Refunded my original purchase AND gave me a free rental for next time so I can experience RTR the way it is supposed to be! Will definitely rent again. Great customer service will ALWAYS gain loyalty from your customers! Thanks RTR!!
ErikaJanuary 31, 2013
This looks fantastic! Do you mind me asking what size you're wearing, I'm interested in ordering it and have similar shape. Thank you!
JenniferFebruary 4, 2013
I wore a size M which fit perfect in that dress :-)
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 28, 2012
Sexy, yet Classy!
For starters it's a Herve Leger design, you really can't go wrong. However, I know that many of his designs can be a little too sexy. This dress was both sexy and classy. I loved the fit. It hugged all my curves and was very comfortable. I have a very small waist and bust, but I have hips and a behind, which makes it difficult to find the right fit when it comes to dresses. This dress was perfect. I got so many compliments and my bf loved it!!! My only issue with the dress was that the it had a small hole on the side due to the seam coming undone.I didn't think it was such a big deal at first, however I was a little embarassed when someone at the event pointed it out to me. But RTR has such amazing customer service... I contacted my stylist Neil, and he apologized and gave me a discount on my next rental. They really are the best!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 21, 2012
I didn't wear it because it was my back up size XS.
I wore the same dress size S in the rose color. The red dress was just as beautiful, but a little more sexier due to the color. I'm glad I wore the rose colored dress or else the red one would have been too sexy for the wedding I attended.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
August 23, 2012
Great dress
Beautiful dress! Was extremely fitted (even without the spanx) - I'm full chested and butt-ed. It was a bit hard to breath lol - not sure how the curvy celebs do it! Maybe better for not so curvy girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
August 19, 2012
Not cute
There where 2 stains on the dress and it is wayyyy to tight in the bust if you are full chested
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