Red Carpet Drama at Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Runway Show
(Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Leave it to red carpet go-to Monique Lhuillier to make allover sequins and Barbie-style blue eyeshadow look cool. The designer began her spring 2013 show with a parade of peplum looks splashed with digital prints of cranes, fish scales, and koi before transitioning into her signature evening wear. Gowns came in delicate chiffon drenched in gold beads, as well as diaphanous silks and shredded laces in shades of teal and cobalt vibrant enough to stand up to the barrage of camera flashes that follows her star clientele. 

Color Palette: Inky grays with black and navy, cobalt blue, teal, gold

Silhouettes: Peplum tops, floor-sweeping gowns

Materials: Beaded chiffon, silk, sequins

Inspiration: The designer’s Mediterranean cruise

Front Row Notables: Padma Lakshmi, Brad Goreski, Jay Manuel

Click on the slide show to see looks from Monique Lhuillier’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

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