Monique Lhuillier designs capture the essence of sophisticated luxury by provoking femininity, allure and glamour that have made her renowned in the world of design. Her sense of style is outstanding and unique, exuding grace and beauty in every piece she designs.
Monique began in fashion early in life, taking inspiration from her mother who was a Filipino society figure as well as a former model. Enthralled by fashion, her parents encouraged her to pursue her love of fashion and design by becoming a designer. Her education has been well rounded all across the world, from her childhood home in the Philippines, to finishing school in Switzerland, to fashion design school in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). While studying in Los Angeles in 1995, she met her husband Tom Bugbee. During the process of searching for her own wedding dress, she discovered a complete lack of fashionable, couture bridal gowns. This prompted her to design her own, and create more options for women searching for high end, couture gowns, which lead her to the niche for which she became well known.
Monique unveiled her first bridal collection shortly thereafter, in 1996, garnering great acclaim and praise from critics, retailers, and media. Her husband joined her growing company as CEO developing her vision of owning a couture design house, making her dream a reality.
In 2003, Monique was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Merit from the Philippine president in 2006. She has become especially well known for her celebrity wedding and red carpet gowns, always choosing the finest materials, the most flattering and feminine designs with exquisite attention to detail. Recognized internationally as one of the foremost fashion designers, Monique has dressed celebrities and important political figures such as Kristen Stewart, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, First Ladies and many more.
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