Glee star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey on July 18, 2014, in Cabo San Lucas. The bride chose a beautiful long sleeve, lace Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.
Learn more in Friday's edition of People.
Glee star Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey on July 18, 2014, in Cabo San Lucas. The bride chose a beautiful long sleeve, lace Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.
Learn more in Friday's edition of People.
Monique Lhuillier has designed a special cocktail dress collection for Rent the Runway, the online dress and accessories rental company. The six dresses come in a palette of mint, coral, royal blue, ombre, and print options and range in price from $300 to $375 for a four-day rental.
View all of the dresses from the exclusive Monique Lhuillier capsule collection, which are available starting today.
Ginnifer Goodwin wed her Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas in Los Angeles over the weekend. The bride wore a custom designed Monique Lhuillier wedding gown for the intimate sunset ceremony. The couple are expecting their first child this spring. Goodwin has been a longtime fan of the FIDM Alumna. She has worn Lhuillier creations to numerous red carpet events, including last year's Vanity Fair Oscar Party (pictured above.)
Today co-host Savannah Guthrie wore a beautiful lace Monique Lhuillier A-line belted gown to her Tucson, Arizona wedding over the weekend to Mike Feldman. At the candlelit dinner reception, Savannah surprised guests by announcing, "I -- well, we -- are four months pregnant." The crowd, which included Today's Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Willie Geist, Hoda Hotb, and others, erupted with applause and cheers.
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Sports Illustrated cover girl Chrissy Tiegen, who is married to singer John Legend, was a red carpet sensation at last night's Academy Awards. She chose a voluminous black strapless gown with an abstract pink floral print from Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2014 collection. Pockets and beachy waves gave the model an ultra modern look.
Later in the evening, Shameless actress Emmy Rossum donned Lhuillier while attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She chose an embellished blush gown with a high-low skirt and sheer long sleeves.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore a custom, two-tone Monique Lhuillier one-shoulder gown at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn, who won an award for Best Ensemble in a TV Drama, sparkled in a midnight blue gown with black beading from the designer's Resort 2014 collection.
Homeland's Morena Baccarin also chose the Los Angeles-based designer and FIDM Grad. Her ethereal royal blue gown was created from elegant chiffon.
Helmet by Nicole Miller
FIDM Graduates Monique Lhuillier and Pamela Skaist-Levy of Pam & Gela are among 48 top designers who have created one-of-a-kind Super Bowl XLVIII helmets to benefit the NFL Foundation. The unique collaboration between the NFL and Bloomingdale's and the CFDA merges fashion and sports in a uniquely modern way.
Helmet by Diane Von Furstenberg
Fashion and football fans can bid on helmets from January 15 to February 4, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, which improves the lives of those touched by the game of football. The helmets will be unveiled in the iconic Bloomingdale's 59th Street windows on January 15 at 5:00 p.m. Other participating designers include Narcisco Rodriguez, TOMS, Alexis Bittar, DKNY, Helmut Lang, Cynthia Rowley, John Varvatos, and many others.
With the U.S. market for wedding gowns hitting $7.7 billion a year, high-end designers like Oscar de la Renta are expanding into an area that was previously limited to bridal specialists like Vera Wang. The market driven trend began about 20 years ago, according to Business of Fashion, when "prominent society women started turning to their designer friends to make their gowns." Carolyn Bessette's choice of Narcisco Rodriguez for her wedding to John Kennedy, Jr. is cited as a prime example. The move away from the "Cinderella" gown lets each woman "express who she is while not wearing a gown that wears her," summarizes Caroline Burstein of Browns Brides in London. In a twist on the trend, bridal designer FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier successfully made the move into ready-to-wear, after building the brand in bridal.
Last night's Primetime Emmys had some serious style and two of the evening's top looks were designed by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier. Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won her second consecutive Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, stunned in a sequined Lhuillier Resort 2014 gown that shimmered on stage. Adding a bright pop of color to the red carpet was Anna Faris, in a canary yellow Resort 2013 dress. The awards ceremony was held just blocks from FIDM's Downtown L.A. campus at Nokia Theater.
When it comes to red carpet looks, Monique Lhuillier is a clear favorite with Hollywood A-listers. For Spring 2014, the FIDM Alumna showed a collection that included ball gowns and column dresses in bold, punchy shades of pink and orange alongside silvery beaded sheaths and feather-light chiffon gowns. We expect Hollywood starlets and industry insiders will be queuing up to wear these gorgeous creations come award season next spring. Go here to see more looks from the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 collection.
Cat Deeley was golden in Monique Lhuillier at the recent Broadcast Television Journalists Association's third annual Critics' Choice Telvision Awards in Beverly Hills. The host of So You Think You Can Dance wore a glittering embroidered gown from Lhuillier's Spring/Summer 2013 collection that was covered in gold sequins.
The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev rocked a design by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier for this year's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme for the evening was Punk: Chaos to Couture, and from the leather detailing to the corset top, we think Ms. Dobrev pulled off punk beautifully. And with a gorgeous look by one of our favorite designers, no less!
FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier's new Madison Avenue boutique is featured in the "Critical Shopper" column this week in the New York Times.
"Like the redoubtable Vera Wang before her, Ms. Lhuillier has been expanding her empire to include evening and ready-to-wear. She seems poised to take on menswear as well, with decor that is all discreet chromes and grays, modern wall sculptures and decorative geodes that wouldn't be out of place in a CEO's office—far from the foofy boudoir trimmings one might expect." Read more.
Monique Lhuillier; 19 East 71 Street; 212.683.3332
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Caption: Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, and Isla Fisher (at right, in Monique Lhuillier) at the Vanity Fair Oscar party
Stars dazzled in gowns by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier on Oscar night, both on the red carpet and at the after parties. Kate Beckinsale make a statement in a strapless black gown with an abstract design and full 1950s-style skirt at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower. At the same event, Isla Fisher and Ginnifer Goodwin stepped out in royal blue confections (Fisher’s curve-hugging strapless gown had glamorous train, while Goodwin chose a short and sparkly pearlized shell design cocktail dress). Louise Roe, the new host of NBC’s Fashion Star, also donned Lhuillier on the Oscar red carpet. She chose a stunning nude and coral embroidered tulle gown with a full skirt.
Actress Zooey Deschanel is proving to be as much a fan of FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier's enchanted designs as we are; she's worn a Lhuillier dress to several A-list events over the past couple of years. The New Girl star celebrated her Glamour magazine cover this week in a look from the Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Deschanel accessorized the romantic, lacy frock with black tights and heels, along with a tomato red mani.
Actress Julianne Hough stunned on the 2013 Golden Globes red carpet in a Pre-Fall 2013 Monique Lhuillier gown. The dress has a full white tulle skirt and sparkling gold embellishments. Lhuillier majored in Fashion Design at FIDM.
When FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier announced a collaboration with premiere online jeweler Blue Nile, industry insiders knew the engagement rings and wedding bands designed by the renowned fashion and bridal designer would be as exquisite as the gowns she designs. "Engagement rings are and fine jewelry are natural extensions of the Monique Lhuillier brand," Lhuillier said in a press release. "Expanding into relevant and meaningful categories is a key initiative of the company. I am thrilled to be partnering with Blue Nile on this new venture." The collection of bridal rings, ranging in price from $1,800 to $5,000, is now available exclusively on the Blue Nile website and features four unique categories: Romance, inspired by Lhuillier's signature lace gowns; Tradition, simple and elegant; Antiquity, glamorous with rich vintage-inspired details; and Modernity, for the bride who wants a modern aesthetic. See the entire collection of Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry here.
Scandal star Kerry Washington was the picture of pretty when she stepped out for the Hollywood Film Awards Gala in a paint spatter-printed cocktail dress designed by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier. The classic, feminine silhouette of the strapless frock was the perfect complement to the devil-may-care print. The actress paired the eye-catching dress with playful Louis Vuitton pumps, accented with bows, and a simple satin clutch. Gorgeous!
Actress Jennifer Garner hit the red carpet last night for the premiere of hubby Ben Affleck's new flick Argo, looking absolutely flawless in a design by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier. The gown, from Lhuillier's Fall 2012 collection, was a fiery red crepe with leather straps that curved down to the hips. Garner kept her makeup neutral, with a lovely nude lip, and hair, simple and shiny. A Bulgari clutch and jewels completed her picture perfect look.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who stars in the new NBC show Guys with Kids, donned a beautiful strapless Monique Lhuillier gown to the HBO Emmy party on Sunday night. Much like Julie Bowen, Padma Lakshmi, and Ginnifer Goodwin -- who all wore winning Lhuillier dresses for the awards show -- Sigler opted for a gown with bright color.
We always love to see stars wearing FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier's designs on the red carpet, especially when it's a red carpet as glamorous as the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are the stylish celebs who choose gowns by Monique Lhuillier for last night's ceremony.
Ginnifer Goodwin's look felt romantic and vintage, but was actually from the Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 collection. We loved the red flame over champagne colored frock and the demure silhouette on the star, who presented at the awards.
Winner Julie Bowen was all smiles in a fun acid-hued, strapless number that was the perfect complement to her playful hairstyle. The electric yellow gown had a folded detail that added texture to the classic silhouette. Beautiful!
FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier is a genius at dressing women's bodies, and come spring, she'll be dressing their feet too when she launches her first shoe collection. "I’ve always wanted to dress women from head to toe," Lhuillier told WWD. The initial capsule collection of fifteen styles will expand to a full collection for Fall 2013, and will include day, evening, and naturally, bridal styles. The shoes, which will retail from $595 to $1,195, feature exotic skins and Lhuillier's signature lace details. "I wanted them to be sexy, feminine, and glamorous," she said. Judging from Lhuillier's bridal and ready-to-wear clothing lines, we have no doubt the shoes will be everything the designer wants and more!
Actress Zooey Deschanel donned a royal blue Monique Lhuillier dress with a full, 1950s-inspired skirt to the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday. The sleeveless dress and leather belt is from the designer's Resort 2013 collection.
The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone proved she's red hot both on and off the big screen when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno wearing a leather frock from FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier. The star completed her look with matching red lips (so on trend!) and cap-toe Louboutins.
Actress Krysten Ritter attended a Swatch event in Los Angeles and looked every bit the glamorous Hollywood star in a shimmering sequined cocktail dress designed by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier. The raven-haired beauty wore a purple watch by the evening's sponsor, bringing out the bright colors of her sparkling dress.
CNN has launched a series of in-depth interviews with Monique Lhuillier, who majored in Fashion Design at FIDM. Lhuillier launched her self-titled company in 1996 with a bridal collection. After becoming a top American wedding dress designer, Lhuillier added ready-to-wear and evening-wear in 2001. She has attracted fans such as Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, and Katie Holmes. There are Monique Lhuillier salons in Beverly Hills and Minneapolis. Watch the CNN interview 'Building the Monique Brand'.
The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art is fashion's biggest night. On Monday night, Ginnifer Goodwin hit the red carpet with FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier, who dressed the actress in an on-trend orange gown with a center slit.
The benefit, often referred to as the Met Gala, celebrates the museum's new exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations and the evening is co-chaired by Carey Mulligan, Vogue's Anna Wintour, and Miuccia Prada.
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The dress featured intricate straps and was made of jersey. Witherspoon has previously chosen the FIDM Alumna's designs, including for her wedding to Jim Toth.
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FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier, whose designs have been worn by everyone from Angelina Jolie to Beyonce, spoke to The Orange County Register about her more affordable line ML, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles. The article praised the line, available at Saks Fifth Avenue in Orange County and online at saks.com, for its quality and craftsmanship. We wouldn't expect anything less from this phenomenal Fashion Design grad! Our favorite dress? The gorgeous peacock blue showpiece on the left. Read the article.
Designer Monique Lhuillier was profiled along with her redesigned Holmby Hills home in the March issue of C Magazine.
"As a designer I can't just do clothes. I want to design everything I touch," she tells the magazine.
Mirror, Mirror star Lily Collins attended the exclusive Vanity Fair Party after last night's Academy Awards presentation wearing a beautiful gown from FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier's Pre-Fall 2012 line. The lovely actress, who plays Snow White in the upcoming film, looked just like a princess in the embroidered tulle gown.
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott looked positively stunning at the 2012 Grammy Awards in a strapless gown designed by FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier. The songbird wore her dark hair straight and shiny, a perfect complement to the deep purple hue of the gown. Well played, Hillary!
See more of our favorite looks from the 2012 Grammys here.
Even if you didn't score a seat to FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2012 runway show, you can still get in on all of the fashion action thanks to Live From the Runway, a streaming YouTube channel from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Monique's show will stream live on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 7pm EST.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar chose a voluminous Monique Lhuillier blue and white tie dye gown with a structured bodice and full skirt to the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Beverly Hills. She told reporters that her two year-old had a hand in picking out the winning look. Lhuillier, a graduate of the fashion school FIDM, has designed red-carpet and wedding gowns for many top celebs, include Angelina Jolie.
Mission Impossible star Paula Patton brightened up the red carpet in a strapless, ruched canary yellow fit and flare style gown from the designer, who is a Graduate of FIDM. Pre-show reports already favored Patton as one of the evening's best dressed.
We're never surprised to see celebs wearing designs by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier (Hollywood loves her and so do we!), but it's still very exciting. Most recently, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 star Kristen Stewart was spotted rocking a black and blue, strapless body-con dress for an appearance on The Tonight Show. Gorgeous, Kristen!
As previously reported, Shannen Doherty wed Kurt Iswarienko at a pal's private Malibu estate on Saturday -- and Us Weekly can exclusively reveal that the former 90210 star wore a Monique Lhuillier gown for her walk down the aisle.
"I felt great," Doherty told Us in a post-wedding chat on Sunday. "My dress [was] stunning."
And Doherty, whose nuptials will be part of her WE reality show Shannen Says premiering in 2012, had absolutely no bouts of indecision when it came to saying yes to the dress.
"There was no question. The moment I saw it, I knew it was my dress!" she explained of the gown, which she first spotted online and then checked out in person at Lhuillier's L.A. boutique. "I felt like a fairytale princess."
Designer Lhuillier's iconic gowns have been worn by such star brides as Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Minnillo, Carrie Underwood, Ashlee Simpson, Jewel, Pink, Alicia Silverstone and many others.
But Doherty didn't wear just one gown for her special day. "I did three dress changes!" she told Us. Her second was another Lhullier creation -- "blush with lots and lots of tulle!"
Come reception time? A tight-fitting, knee-length number with a slit up the side. "It was my get-down and be-sexy bridal dress!"
Actress Zooey Deschanel, who stars in the new FOX show, The New Girl, and So You Think You Can Dance? host Cat Deeley both chose Monique Lhuillier for Sunday's 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Downtown L.A., just blocks from FIDM. Deschanel, who was a presenter, chose a floor-length pink gown with a ribbon at the waist. Deeley, a nominee, chose a strapless gown with metallic shards sewn in.
“I was set on the idea that I was supposed to go to a 4-year university and even won a scholarship to a college in Staten Island, NY. But I was in an incredible funk all summer. Two weeks before I was supposed to go to college my step-dad, who works in the fashion business as a rep, pulled out this letter from FIDM and said, “You should call,” since they still were accepting applications. As soon as I met with Shirley McDonald, my admissions advisor, I snapped out of my funk and realized the university route was not right for me.” Hope will be focusing on Fashion Design at FIDM, with the dream of one day designing bridal dresses like her fashion hero, FIDM alumna Monique Lhuillier.
Rita Wilson has penned an essay in Harper's BAZAAR about her first invitation to Buckingham Palace on the occasion of a state banquet in honor of President and Mrs. Obama. Wilson attended with husband Tom Hanks.
In the essay, she writes of her dress by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier:
"Thankfully, my dress arrived, and it was perfect. A Monique Lhuillier, it had sheer sleeves with sequins, a structured bodice, and a long, full tulle skirt. It had a slightly high waist, but I had a quick alteration done to lower it. (I am making this sound like it happened effortlessly. It didn't. There were probably 25 gowns I tried on in a cold sweat as Big Ben was ticking.)"
TV host Vanessa Minnillo married Nick Lachey on Friday at a clifftop wedding on Necker Island. She wore a two-piece Monique Lhuillier creation featuring an intricately embellished lace corset with rose and crystal detail and a signature hand tufted skirt made of silk faile.
The tropical wedding will be seen on an upcoming TLC wedding special called Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding on July 30, from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT.
According to Women's Wear Daily, FIDM Fashion Design Alumna Monique Lhuillier will be opening a bridal salon on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The designer is also looking at separate spaces to house a her ready-to-wear collection.
Lhuillier currently has salons in Los Angeles and Edina, Minnesota.
People magazine has the first look at Reese Witherspoon's recent wedding:
Wearing a custom-designed Monique Lhuillier blush-hued gown with a Chantilly lace corset bodice and full tulle A-line skirt, Witherspoon, 35, "wowed," says a guest. "She took your breath away." The gown was adorned with a double-face silk satin ribbon with cascading silk flowers, which matched the dress of Witherspoon's daughter Ava, 11, who served as maid of honor in her own custom Lhuillier.