(Getty) A look from Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 (Getty)
The Monique Lhuillier
woman is always a lady.
Lhuillier may have built her brand on frothy red carpet confections and princess-perfect bridal gowns, but with her Fall 2011 collection, she seems to be interested in a world beyond tulle. Even the most romantic gowns were decidedly sexy, some featuring sheer panels and lace, others cut to show just the right amount of leg.
Lhuillier showed surprising strength in her formal separates, also, with ostrich feathers and waist-cinching black bows adding playful touches here and there. The Hollywood set will surely appreciate the designer's leopard and cheetah print cocktail dresses, while sweethearts like Taylor Swift will veer towards the sparklier, classic cuts.Browse pictures of the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 show: