ELLE: WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A SHOW-STOPPING MONIQUE LHUILLIER GOWN
Twelve pounds of glass beads is just a start.
For her spring 2018 collection Monique Lhuillier wanted to try something different. After 20 years in business, the designer decamped from New York Fashion Week to Paris, choosing to show her latest collection to a select group of editors in town for the couture presentations. Lhuillier also went soft. Describing the collection as “poetic elegance,” the designer worked with a mostly pastel palette of cornflower blue, rose, lavender, pistachio, and apricot creating a range of romantic, dreamy gowns.
One dress in particular stood out: a silver fringe caplet sheath crafted from tulle, silk chiffon, and glass beads, plus crystals and silk thread in the embroidery. Here, a by-the-numbers look at how this show-stopping gown was made.
“I see the dress being worn by a confident woman who appreciates beautifully designed and crafted clothes,” Lhuillier told ELLE.com. “It is a work of art.”
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