Since her spring presentation five months ago, Monique Lhuillier has undergone a boom in brand expansion, opening a New York flagship and launching fine jewelry and her first shoe collection. Up next? Perhaps an Oscar moment. There were plenty of red-carpet worthy stunners on Lhuillier’s runway, most notably the shorter gowns in lace or embellished tulle and the long-sleeved columns, one in malachite green with deco-like embroidery. A pair of black tulle caged numbers looked great too: a tented short strapless frock, and a lace top and pants shown under an open-front tulle skirt.

Lhuillier’s less-formal grouping was nice, comprised of some lovely dresses, draped blouses and printed coats, but the interest was eclipsed by the glittering finale. WWD

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