Monique Lhuillier - Wedding Dress Designer
There is a new wedding dress designer in town. The hot new name on everyone's lips right now is Monique Lhuillier. But who is this woman, what are her designs like, and where can you find her wedding dresses?
Monique Lhuillier was raised in the Philippines, born to French, Spanish and Filipino parents. Monique had a dream of being a fashion designer and she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. It was the process of designing her own wedding dress that cemented her vision of her future design firm.
Famous wedding dresses by Monique Lhuillier....
Monique designed Gwen Stephanie's pink and white wedding dress, Gwen wore this dress twice - for her 2 weddings and by adding different accessories transformes her dress into two very different looks.
Monique Lhuillier made the news with two high-profile celebrity weddings in a row. She designed Christine Baumgartner's wedding dress for the fall 2004 wedding to Kevin Costner shortly after designing both of Britney Spears's wedding dresses in her wedding to Kevin Federline. Not only did she make Britney's long Italian Silk wedding dress, but Britney also chose this designer for the five burgundy silk crepe bridesmaids dresses, her extra-short lace dress post-ceremony, and her mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses.
She also designed 2004 Emmy gowns for winner Allison Janney, and attendees Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Megan Mullally and Famke Janssen.
Monique Lhuillier wedding dress designs are very feminine, and marked by exquisite workmanship and luxurious fabrics. Very few have sleeves, and most are a-line with full dramatic skirts. Her dresses have a modern and stylish feel, while retaining a traditional romantic sentimentality.
Moniqu Lhuillier wedding dresses are carried at many small boutiques, as well as most Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.