Monique Lhuillier stuck to the classics by which her fans—both celebrity and civilian—swear. 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.