Fashion & Beauty

Monique Lhuillier: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour

This ultra-stylish debut book celebrates the eternally feminine, whimsical, and divinely chic red-carpet dresses and bridal gowns created by one of fashion’s foremost designers.
 


Internationally acclaimed fashion designer Monique Lhuillier started by designing exquisite bridal wear in 1996 in Los Angeles. With collections that are sophisticated and feminine and appeal to modern women, Lhuillier expanded to include ready-to-wear, footwear, bags, accessories, and fragrances. Her distinct aesthetic is inspired by her mother’s graceful style combined with Lhuillier’s trademark refined touch of romance—adding a splash of glamour and a playful fairy-tale element to each design. From dazzling red-carpet cocktail dresses and alluring eveningwear to her showstopping bridal gowns, every beautiful piece is created with the finest fabrics and unparalleled craftsmanship.
 
This debut volume captures the joy, chic opulence, and modern femininity of the Monique Lhuillier brand. The designer takes us through page after page of gorgeous celebration gowns and ready-to-wear pieces: sequin-embellished tulle frocks, elegant long-sleeved sheath gowns with front slits, and luxurious couture wedding dresses with flutter sleeves—all embodying Lhuillier’s inventive romanticism with a modern tilt. Loyal celebrity fans include Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Regina King, Jessica Alba, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, among others.
 
Replete with eye-catching color photographs of Lhuillier’s dreamy designs, this elegant book will appeal to lovers of fashion and style, as well as future brides-to-be looking for inspiration.

About The Author

Monique Lhuillier is a fashion designer and creative director known for her bridal, ready-to-wear, and lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles. Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur.
 

  • Publish Date: September 28, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 13-1/2
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $95.00
  • CDN Price: $130.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7094-3

Reviews

"The parade of bridal dresses is followed by highlights from her ready-to-wear collection with backstage photographs from fashion shows and editorial images with stunning locations. Daytime dresses, cocktail frocks and gala gowns are worn by models as they traipsed through the Andre Le Notre-designed gardens of Chateau de Villette, look out on the balconies of a villa in Lake Como, and lounged in the more is more home of Tony Duquette. The images invite the viewer to create narrative for the model wearing these fanciful confections. Who is she? Where is she going? What’s her story?" —FORBES

"Be prepared for both an evolutionary tale as well as a mapping of Lhuillier's trajectory for both brand and designer-all told with brief text and out-of-this-world images." —NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"Some of the beloved superstar designer’s most memorable bridal and sumptuous red-carpet creations are highlighted, along with her ready-to-wear line, home and fragrance products ,and other lifestyle initiatives. This book is just part of her brand’s larger 25th anniversary celebration." —SOCIETY TEXAS