February 04, 2008 New York
That sunny outlook was also evident in Lhuillier's Fall collection, which she described as "over-the-top." And it was, at least to the degree that this designer will allow herself to go. Lhuillier doesn't do excess. Everything must be just right. Therefore, heavy embellishmentrichly embroidered velvet and all-over cabochon-jeweled embroiderycame in clean silhouettes. Alternatively, the exaggerated ruffle on a gold cocktail dress meant no embellishment.
As for those red-carpet numbers, a sculptural organza gown was indeed OTT. One of the elegantly fluid, judiciously jeweled gowns, on the other hand, might strike just the right balance on Academy Awards night.