Monique Lhuillier‘s clientele roster is as alluring and glamorous as the pieces she designs for her eponymous clothing brand.
The Los Angeles-based designer’s eveningwear and bridalwear collections are a favourite with fashion royalty and actually royalty alike, with a galaxy of stars from Princess Beatrice to Britney Spears opting for her exquisite designs for the most illustrious occasions.
When one has the ability to create the most incredible clothing, what else do they wear? “Saint Laurent, Celine, Hermes, Skims, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Alaïa, Mother Jeans, and RE/DONE denim,” Monique tells Hello! Fashion, “my personal style is elevated classics with a modern twist, and for the evening it is all about glamour. I wear clothes that make me feel the best version of myself, which is also my design philosophy and mantra.”
With style icons such as, “Grace Kelly for her iconic, feminine elegance. Kate Moss for her ‘cool girl’ approach to style and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for her sleek and modern way of dressing,” it’s easy to imagine how utterly sophisticated her day-to-day sartorial agenda is.
Monique shared seven seriously chic outfits with us, how she has learned to dress for her petite height, and her tips for day-to-night dressing…
The Fashion Insider Diary: Monique Lhuillier
Kensington Crown to Couture opening
I wore the embroidered floral lace cocktail dress from my Fall 2023 collection to the Opening Reception of the Crown to Couture Exhibition at Kensington Palace, where the gown I designed for Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the 2019 Emmy Awards (where she won 6 Emmys) was displayed. I wanted to wear something elegant and regal for this special evening in London. Lace is a signature in my collections and this design was a perfect representation of the brand.
I wore the Rose pink embroidered sequin column gown