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For New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2014-15, set against a dark and moody backdrop, a designer we all associate with some of the most gorgeous wedding gowns our eyes have ever seen, surprised us all when she showed us her much darker side. Monique Lhuillier debuted a collection that was inspired by old-world Parisian architecture, which definitely reminded us of 17th-century New Orleans, cast upon mystery, elegance, and even some spells.
The designer showcased many different textures and lengths this season, all while dripping in midnight blacks and greys, with pops of intense colors such as garnet and amethyst. We saw fitted knee length dresses belted at the waist and covered in a 3-D skull print that remained flirty with a bell sleeve. Black ball gowns were ultra sleek and beyond sultry with fishnet added to the sleeves and waist. Abstract embellishments were ever-present and added a definite darker side to a shorter pink dress with black fishnet overlay. We are already positive that we’ll be seeing a number of Lhuillier’s frocks again very soon, since Oscar Night is upon us, and some of these pieces are definite showstoppers.