Erin Sykes



Sophistication. Allure. Glamour. These are the images and ideals that Monique Lhuillier resonates in the mind of every bride-to-be. However, it’s just now that the designer is opening her first New York flagship – the 3,000 square foot is located on 71st street between Madison and 5th Avenues – and is making dreams a reality for numerous women in the greater metro area. Formerly two separate stores and a private residence, it has an intimate jewel box feel with grey suede walls and Waterford chandeliers. The store houses Lhuillier’s bridal and ready-to-wear collections along with her collaborations with Waterford. Lhuillier calls the opening, “a big milestone in my career. I wanted to make sure the space felt private and residential. That when people walk in, they understand the world of Monique Lhuillier.” The opening party welcomed Hannah Bronfman, Derek Blasberg, Kelly Rutherford, DJ Harley V Newton, and Model Anais Pouliot who dazzled in a shimmering green dress from the designer. [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="816" align="center" title="monique1" frame="true" icon="image"] [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="300" align="center" title="monique-dress" frame="true" icon="image"] [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="1024" align="center" title="monique2" frame="true" icon="image"] [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="1024" align="center" title="monique3" frame="true" icon="image"] [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="679" align="center" title="monique4" frame="true" icon="image"] [lightbox link="" thumb="" width="768" align="center" title="monique5" frame="true" icon="image"]