Goddess Gowns

Was Monique Lhuillier born full-grown from the sea like some Aphrodite/Venus on a mother-of-pearl half-shell?

Her designs – a favorite of brides and celebrities like Michelle Obama and Drew Barrymore – have always had this marvelous frothy, diaphanous quality, as if they were spun from sea foam.

Lhuillier’s Spring Collection continues her penchant for the light and airy with cutouts, mesh and high-low hems that play peekaboo with the public. Textured fabrics like matelassé and embroidered organza add volume without being heavy. Dresses and goddess and mermaid gowns – in pastels ranging from petal to fuchsia as well as an abstract hydrangea print with a translucent, watery effect in pink – flow around the body while subtly caressing it.

This spring, coral will continue to impress, but then, so does the strong graphic of black and white:

For more, visit Monique Lhuillier’s revamped website, moniquelhuillier.com, which now features e-commerce, a link to her jewelry collection with Blue Nile and The Journal, which includes her blog and social media feed.

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