Monday, October 19, 2009
MONIQUE LHUILLER SPRING 2010
“THIS SPRING I WAS INSPIRED BY THE INTRICATE DRAPING OF THE MASAI WARRIORS”
-Run of Show-Monique Lhuiller
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
A Hollywood Red Carpet/Bridal Gown 'go to' fashion designer, Monique Lhuiller’s exquisite sense of style and chic has expanded into a RTW line for a few seasons now.
And we just love it…as our need for major drama formals is practically non-existent.
A packed presentation at Christies Auction House in Rockefeller Center had models on a raised platform…copping some seductive ‘tude (especially the models with the fedoras).
The 23 ensembles ran the gamut from strap-less Dioreaque A-line dresses (in an animal print is stunning)…
to drop dead opulent (an antique gold bolero and strapless cocktail dress).
Having spent time in Kenya and Tanzania with the Masai (who btw are passport-less and cross the border at will---while everyone else queues up)…we had to stretch to see the influences beyond some of the fabric patterns.
Nevertheless, the use of silk jersey, silk chiffon, and metallic and leopard print tweeds, created “lightweight, elegant and easy to wear pieces” for sure.
Long fringes in tiers added a fun element to the sexy cocktail dresses.
And the long asymmetrically/wrapped draped gowns, manage to actually look comfortable.
Gals that need to brave the elements have classic A-line trenches.
PLUS: The bright sunflower yellow is one of our favorite colors.
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