The lightness of being a Monique Lhuillier bride was evident in the utterly chic and divinely pretty Fall 2016 collection.
Inspired by an opulent garden, the 7th avenue showroom was transformed yet again with painted walls of blooming wisteria.
Monique Lhuillier knows how to do a great show, with no theatrics needed, as gown after beautiful gown went gliding by accompanied by thoughts of "I could wear that, I would wear that, I want to look like that.." something of an achievement when showing to an audience who have watched hundreds of wedding dresses go by that very same day.
But beautiful it was and with the models looking like dream brides with understated low ballet buns and immaculate make-up she presented the complete and very perfect package.
With a romantic watercolour palette of blush, sage, pale grey, latte and ivory, the show opened with a Chantilly lace strapless sweetheart mini dress with hi-lo cascading skirt showing a lace peep toe platform court.
A nude re-embroidered Chantilly lace racer front sheath with criss-cross back was softened with a theatrical feather overskirt, while a mist coloured floral lace trumpet gown boasted a plunging sweetheart neckline.
Illusion embroidery, overblown silk roses hidden in fluted silk layers, printed silk which looked like painted lace and 3D floral embellishments were all the delicate details needed. The star of the show was hard to choose, but for me? An ivory silk gazaar sleeveless illusion ball gown with cascading peplum and rosette details - modern yet so beautifully bridal and surely a new best seller.
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