Wedding Dresses & Style

Leslie’s Designer Profiles: Monique Lhuillier

posted: 04/16/13
by: TLC
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Monique Lhuillier at Vows

Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Studio Location: Los Angeles, CA

Designer's Aesthetic in 3 Words: Luxurious, feminine, modern

Signature Silhouette and Fabric: Best known for popularizing the two-piece wedding gown, a pairing of exquisitely beaded and lace bodices with a variety of luxuriously textured skirts. The designer is also recognized for her rich, lace sheath gowns with cafe-colored linings.

Most Popular Styles from Past or Recent Collections: Scarlet, Monet, Sunday Rose, Peony (Search Monique Lhuillier styles.)

Price Range for Monique Lhuillier at Vows: $999-$3,900

How often does Monique Lhuillier make it on the rack at Vows? 2-3 times a month

How long will the gowns stay on the rack before being purchased? 1-10 days

What type of bride wears Monique Lhuillier? The discerning bride who understands quality and appreciates couture design.

What is your favorite "I found it!" moment for a Monique Lhuillier gown?

My husband Rick and I were on a high-end buy in New York when consultant Barb texted me that she had a bride looking for the Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose dress, which retails for over $9,000! I told her that she was crazy and no store would be ready to sell that gown -- it was too hot. When Rick and I arrived at the salon in New York, the store owner showed us to the rack of gowns that she had set aside for us to purchase. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Sunday Rose included in the grouping. The store owner told us that it was an "all or nothing buy," meaning that if we wanted Sunday Rose, we would have to take ALL of the dresses. Rick wasn't thrilled, but I convinced him that we had to have it. Barb's bride came back in and purchased the $9,000 Sunday Rose for $3,850!

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