Monique Lhuillier: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour
"Be prepared for both an evolutionary tale as well as a mapping of Lhuillier's trajectory for both brand and designer—all told with brief text and out-of-this-world images."
Books of this genre generally fall into one of these few categories: boring, exciting, overly written or not enough text to describe what you see. Monique Lhuillier: Dreaming of Fashion and Glamour falls into the exhilarating category and is perfectly written by the designer.
The images are exactly what a reader is looking for: the images, the gowns, and ready-to-wear expose the depth of her talents and provide the reader with almost fairy tale like gowns that are to be admired as well as worn. The text by Lhuillier is such that it comes off conversationally as she traces both her brand and her life during her quarter century in business.
Be prepared for both an evolutionary tale as well as a mapping of her trajectory for both brand and designer—all told with brief text and out-of-this-world images. Whether or not you are a fan of her handiwork or her for that matter, the gowns are gorgeously rendered in a way that it would make them impossible to “date” and in a class by themselves.
Lhuillier started out as a bridal designer and gradually and fluidly expanded to gowns and all categories of evening wear, and eventually into a full-fledged ready-to-wear brand. Aside from these three areas, one must not forget she really has been in the haute couture area of fashion since day one as her bridal pieces from the start were only made to measure. She continues to expand into other contiguous areas that enhance and complete her brand.
Lastly, the reader cannot ignore the presentation in terms of size and quality of images since both rise to the top within the genre.