Monique Lhuillier has made it to the top of my must-see list because her designs are dazzling...and that's it. I know that there won't be much to think about as I'm jammed between one editor quickly clicking notes into her Blackberry and a woman pointing to the front row and repeatedly whispering, "Wait, which one is [insert starlet's name here]?" -- Lhuillier's bright gowns will dance before my eyes and make me debate my black and gray uniform as they have for each season I've been in attendance.
Her Spring 2011 show on Monday met my expectations. The first few looks screamed "First Lady" to me (belts, people) but by the end I was shopping for myself for the Oscars red carpet I will never walk. Full disclosure: there were a few sartorial slip-ups, such as a petal-like piece of fabric falling from a blue dress and a zipper bursting open on one of the green gowns. But this gushing writer is willing to overlook all faults in exchange for any one of the runway looks. Just kidding. Or am I? Take a look at some images from the show and tell me which is your favorite.
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