June 03, 2008 New York
Monique Lhuillier stuck to the classics by which her fansboth celebrity and civilianswear. She cut her shift dresses, skirtsuits, and evening gowns in slub linens and quilted brocade for a look that was, in her words, "rich and textured, but with a more natural finish." Meanwhile, bone beading, leather trim, and elaborately jeweled necklines added a British colonial feel.
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