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.
Her clients seem drawn to her supremely feminine, flattering dresses that often feature yards of lace, delicate and colorful waist bows, cascading ruffles and bursting fabric blossoms.
Lhuillier created a Camelot-inspired dress with a train of voluminous ruffles for the elegant 2004 Aspen wedding of actor Kevin Costner to his second wife, handbag designer Christine Baumgartner. The designer loves bows: She added a delicate pale-green bow to Silverstone’s strapless lace dress for her eco-friendly 2005 wedding to Christopher Jarecki and a prominent black one to the girlie-goth dress she created for Pink to marry motocross racer Carey Hart. “I wanted to make Carey’s heart stop for a second,” Pink has said of her Lhuillier wedding dress.
Britney Spears with Kevin Federline