Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013: The eternal nocturnal

Why does Monique Lhuillier bother with daywear? Years ago, the erstwhile bridalwear designer  managed to burst the seams of the white dress and expand into a full range of ready-to-wear once and for all. But a day-to-night comparison of her Fall/Winter 2013 collection suggests that, left to her own devices, she’d still rather mark time until the sun goes down.

Consider the evidence. Day: cable-knit sweater dress in bone. Cable-knit sweater coat in bone. Feather printed crepe dress, bone. White silk georgette blouzzzzzz…

Night: Color! Green and gold and copper, oh my! Out with hideous feather prints, in with gorgeous feathers! Sexy on a black cocktail dress, ravishing on a strapless gold gown.

Gowns! Stunner after stunner: a garnet chiffon trapeze with a shimmering, shimmying neckline beaded and embroidered in pewter; a black tulle and faille strapless with radiating gold starbursts on a full skirt; a nude long-sleeved with black Art Deco beading; a gossamer trumpet dress in amaranth faille…


Come on, Monique. Who are you kidding? Clearly you see no point in getting dressed before 8 pm. And frankly, if our wardrobe looked like this, neither would we.

Photo Gallery: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 – New York Fashion Week
all photos by Bibs Teh / Meniscus Magazine