Photo Courtesy of Saks Fifth AvenueRed carpet and bridal favorite Monique Lhuillier has moved into the slightly more affordable range with a new evening wear collection, ML Monique Lhuillier. It is currently available at Saks stores and can be pre-ordered at SaksFifthAvenue.com.
For those who have pined for Lhuillier's feminine ruffled and lace concoctions but balked at spending four or five figures, the new line offers full-length gowns and cocktail dresses from $398 to $798. So far, Saks is showing 12 dresses in jewel tones and fabrics such as taffeta, lace and tulle.
In a press release Lhuillier called the line, "an important milestone for me - to bring my design sensibility to a larger demographic of women who seek glamorous, modern evening wear."
Lhuillier's line was established in 1996 and she is now one of the top bridal and ready-to-wear designers gaining a long list of celebrity clients. Vanessa Minillo recently wore a two-piece Monique Lhuillier ensemble on her wedding day. Lhuillier's collections include ready-to-wear, evening gowns, bridal, bridesmaids, linens, tableware, fine paper and home gifts.
The collection is hitting better department and specialty stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus this month. The line was created with Group JS International which is also behind the lines THEIA, JS Collection, Zenobia and JS Boutique. To see more, visit SaksFifthAvenue.com or MoniqueLhuillier.com.
Midnight Lace Cocktail Dress $398
Strapless Brocade Dress $448
Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress $448
Lamé Mermaid Gown $598
Lace Gown $698
Strapless Taffeta Gown $598