Pronunciation: Mo-nee-ck Loo-lee-ay
Philippine born fashion designer Monique Lhuillier captured the bridal couturier industry as the bridal gown designer to the stars. A graduate of LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Lhuillier launched Monique Lhuillier & Company in 1996 with the help of her husband Tom Bugbee. Lhuillier’s designs are noted for being modern yet retaining the old romantic feel with very feminine, luxurious fabrics and dramatic skirts. Some of the stars that have worn her wedding gowns are Britney Spears, Pink and Christine Baumgartner. Recently, Lhuillier launched evening gowns and ready-to-wear to her line.