All That Glitters: Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013 Collection
Let’s greet the new year with something a little offbeat! I was instantly smitten by Monique Lhuillier’s pre-fall 2013 collection and decided that I like her a lot more as an evening wear designer than a bridal designer. Far from being a boring collection of safe, drapey gowns and dull strapless confections, her pre-fall collection is an exciting and edgy interpretation of glitter and glamour. Maybe it’s the sci-fi nerd in me, but I’m also excited about how she borrows from futuristic influences. From the delicate beadwork to the metallic embroidery, each gown is a mesmerizing homage to the stars – the ones out there in space, not the ones in Hollywood.
Despite the tough details, the gowns manage to remain feminine and flattering. The hard edges are juxtaposed against delicate, sheer fabrics, and Monique’s expert ability to craft silhouettes that celebrate the body complete a sumptuous picture. I can’t wait to see these gowns come award season. It’s a daring and unconventional choice, but anyone who walks down the red carpet wearing these breathtaking gowns need not worry about being in anyone’s worst-dressed list.