December 14, 2008 New York
Monique Lhuillier is banking on the customer looking for that special purchase. The designer injected her evening gown-heavy pre-fall lineup with many of the elements—fan-pleat rosettes, crumb-catcher necklines, elaborate folds—that her successful bridal collection is known for. Standouts included a strapless tea-length ball gown done up in ostrich feathers and a space age-y darted cocktail sheath in ultra-luxe stampati satin. Between the upcoming awards season and the Frick ball in February, which Lhuillier is sponsoring, we predict a busy few months for these frocks.
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