NY Fashion Week Spring 2017 Houston
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Monique Lhuillier celebrates 20th anniversary with romantic red carpet gowns

Monique Lhuillier celebrates 20th anniversary with romantic gowns

Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier pale pink down with cold shoulder and bodice embellishment has a Game of Thrones attitude Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier pale blue gown with shoulder embroidery and black tie belt. Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier paillette-covered minidress. Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier floral halter gown. Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier pale pink embellished evening jumpsuit. Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier celebrates two decades as fashion designer with her namesake label. Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017
Monique Lhuillier spring 2017

Based in Los Angeles, Monique Lhuillier specializes in Hollywood fantasy, so it's no surprise that she is a red carpet favorite and popular on Houston's party circuit with her spectacular evening gowns. For spring 2017, the designer presented a collection at New York Fashion Week inspired by romance and grandeur, but with a hint of a dark fairy tale attitude and a little Game of Thrones thrown in.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her namesake brand, Lhuillier featured a number of signature silhouettes, including an embellished blush jumpsuit with black ribbon belt, a nude-colored paillette-covered mini-dress, and a pale purple cocktail dress with bejeweled collar and arms, worn with a lush lavender mink bolero, a structured lace blazer and palazzo pant and, of course, gowns galore.

Lhuiller's gowns range from a white-and-silver spangled Art Deco-influenced number to pastel gowns trimmed in maribou feathers at the hem and bodice or floral embroidery at the neckline. A pale blue confection looks ready made for a Disney princess (perhaps Ella from Frozen) while a cold-shouldered pink gown with V-neck jeweled embroidery, accessorized with a dark choker, has a Game of Thrones attitude.

Thin-strapped sandals with metallic heels and jeweled- and lace-ribboned ankles and handbags with piped guipure lace and laser-cut leather appliqués on soft suede— all from Lhuillier's handbag and shoe collection — complete the romantic look.