“This spring is about sheer elegance; I wanted it to feel light and stripped down,” said Monique Lhuillier at a preview of her collection. The first group out — organza looks in the lightest of pastels with metallic threading — was the most beautiful, the theme best demonstrated with a bandeau top, sleeveless top and matching midi skirt. Next came looks in lace; highlights here were the vibrant combos such as the long-sleeve shirt in a deep orange with detachable jeweled collar paired with a below-the-knee skirt in a rich red.

Most chic was Lhuillier’s eveningwear, especially the bandeau-and-ball skirt combos in silk gazar.

monique lhuillier spring 2014