Monique Lhuillier - Fashion Designer, Filipino

Many designers rule the red carpet. Household names like Dela Renta, Valentino and Versace. But the days are changing, Hollywood red carpet and on the other red carpet (of the aisle) Monique Lhuillier is taking the show.

Move over, Vera Wang: Celebrities are now going for Monique Lhuillier's bridal gowns.

Britney Spears wore Lhuillier when she got married to Kevin Federline and so as Christine Baumgartner a week later for her wedding to Kevin Costner.

The "goth" ivory and black Monique Lhuiller gown Pink says she chose because "I wanted to make Carey's heart stop for a second"

Monique Lhuiller is based in Los Angeles, which makes it a very good location for access to Hollywood Celebrities. Monique makes Bridal Couture, Ready-to-Wear and sexy evening gowns. Jamie-Lynn DiScala (The Sopranos) and Allison Janney (The West Wing) went to the Emmy's clad in a Green Lhuiller gowns. Monique's been designing for almost a decade now. Progress, innovation, modernity yet sticking to tradition is immenent to Monique's designs throughout the years.

Diane Monique Lhuillier (born 1971 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipino fashion designer based in the United States. She was born and raised in the Philippine province of Cebu and is of French and Cebuano descent, hence her typical French last name meaning "oilmaker".

Lhuillier's family is one of the more prominent names in Philippine high society. The family owns a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the nation.

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April 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

i've heard of her before on tv but i didn't know she was Filipino. Cool

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