FBW 2013 Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Today we’re hopping back into our designer announcements with the glamorous Monique Lhuillier!

Monique was born in 1971, in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Her father was a jeweler and real estate investor and her mother was a real estate investor as well. She married retail executive, Tom Bugbee and together they have two children. Monique graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising where she gained the skills that have made her a success today. The company, Monique Lhuillier was established in 1996 by both Monique and Tom and is considered one of the leading fashion houses in terms of design, quality and innovation. Monique’s use of femininity, allure and style in her garments have made her an acclaimed designer when it comes to sophisticated luxury. She has always had a love for fashion (bridal and evening wear in particular) so she set out to create a line of modern fashion towards bridal gowns. In 2008, Monique launched Fine Paper, which is a collection of wedding invitations and stationary. In 2011, she further expanded with a collection of fragrances and diffusers, and in 2012 she launched her signature shoe collection as well as bridal jewelry. She has also collaborated with Waterford on a tabletop collection that includes fine china, stemwear, flatwear and gifts. Monique Lhuillier is currently available at 140 stores worldwide, including Bergdof Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Harvey Nichols. Her flagship boutiques are located in Beverly Hills, New York City and Minneapolis.

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