04/26/2013 03:03 pm ET

Monique Lhuillier Interview - Wedding Dress Designer

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Made of the stuff of little girls' fantasies — clouds of tulle, luxurious Chantilly lace, floaty floral organza — Monique Lhuillier’s bridal wear is like you’ve died and gone to wedding-dress heaven. Her spring '14 collection combines all the gorgeous details and dreaminess she’s always delivered, but this time with some unexpectedly simple, more refined shapes and flirty minidresses you’ll want to elope in. Like now. Even if you’re more prone to pants, not super girly, or nowhere close to getting married, it’s hard to resist the desire to wear these ultra-femme designs (this writer daydreamed of donning at least 10 of the designs drifting down the runway).