Yesterday, just before hitting the Lia Sophia gifting suite, T., my correspondent/fellow Seventeen intern/sorority sister, caught the Monique Lhuillier show. One word: breathtaking. This is one designer I can't wait to see for myself in September; her stuff is just "wow." I think T. had several gasping-for-her-breath moments. Keep reading!
Having outfitted nearly everyone who’s anyone from Bilson to Barrymore, Monique Lhuillier continues to dazzle with red carpet-worthy couture. Her Fall 2010 collection combined the tough, militant flair of the ancient Chinese warrior with a contrasting hint of soft, feminine elegance. As one would expect, the line was largely composed of striking evening gowns—touches of tulle and chiffon embellished with embroidery and aptly placed hardware. I literally gasped when I laid eyes on this gorgeous number:
With hair wrapped in buns, minimal eye makeup and ruby red lips, the runway models took on a stoic, fierce presence—fitting amongst the strong silhouettes and high necklines. Shades of crimson, gold and navy were also dominant amid the short party dresses and dragon-print jacquards.
Accessorized with chunky cocktail rings and textured lace tights, the latest Monique Lhuillier collection was a massive hit; just ask actresses Melissa George and Sophia Bush, who were in attendance. “[Monique’s] clothes are just so beautiful,” Sophia says to celebrity gossip blogger Just Jared. “They’re such a throwback to really classic, tailored, feminine design. She can really do anything. It’s just so elegant.”
My thoughts exactly, S!
P.S. Here are a few more (stunning!) photos T. took at the show and the finale on video - enjoy!
[Photo Credits: Tina Smithers; NYMag.com]