FILIPINA MONIQUE LHUILLIER
US Celebrity Fashion Designer
Diane Monique Lhuillier (born 1971, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a fashion designer most prominently known for bridal wear. She owns a couture fashion house based in Los Angeles, California.
Lhuillier has become a celebrity favorite for both wedding and red carpet gowns. Her list of clientele includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kim Yoo-Jin, Catherine Zeta-Jones & recently Shannen Doherty, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Regine Velasquez and Lea Salonga.
Lhuillier was born to Michel J. Lhuillier, a businessman of French descent, and Amparito Llamas, a Filipino society figure and former model of Spanish descent.
She grew up in Cebu City and studied in Saint Theresa’s College, continuing on to a finishing school in Switzerland. As a teenager, she was an outstanding student in Lausanne and dreamed of becoming a successful fashion designer. She moved to Los Angeles to study design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). It was during this time that she met her future husband Tom Bugbee.