Just In @ Kleinfeld - A Monique Miracle!
Posted By:Randy Fenoli
May 3, 2010
One thing is certain: this gown is for a show stopping bride! If you are looking for a gown that's totally different from what any other bride had for her wedding, this is the one! Yes, this gown may be a bit pricey, but you will definitely be getting your money's worth. The workmanship takes it from not only being a gorgeous dress, but a true work of art.
Take a look at the bodice on this dress and the incredible hand beaded embroidery detail—absolutely stunning! Also, let me point out that this is not your typical strapless bridal gown. The tulle illusion v-neck is just one of the many reasons I wanted to feature this and remind girls that strapless isn't the only way to be sexy!
Moving down to the skirt we can see why Monique Lhuillier has been recognized as a visionary in bridal gowns. Pinwheel flowers made of silk organza add volume and texture in an interesting way, while crystals and pearls decorate the center of the flowers adding sparkle and glamour. And talk about dimension! The use of horsehair on the peplum overlay creates a billowing effect and causes a seemingly heavy gown to float down the aisle like a cloud.
On the runway, the gown was accompanied by a sash at the waist, but some girls may choose to wear it without. For a more petite bride, the sash allows the bride's waist to appear higher, therefore lengthening her legs. If done correctly, this gown can be flattering on girls of any size and for a wedding of any season! The light and airy feel is perfect for summer, but this dress would look just as spectacular at a frosty, ethereal winter wonderland wedding.
Imagine your guests seeing the back of this dress as you pass them down the aisle. There is no doubt in my mind that everyone's jaws will drop! Thank you Monique for this dazzling miracle!
May 04, 2010
It is a shame the makeup, hair and whatever that thing she has on her head/face is such a mess and takes away from this dress. I think had those things been done right, it would have made the dress appeal to even more women. I gasped when I saw the model. She did not do justice to the dress.
May 04, 2010
Does Kleinfelds have the full Monique Lhuillier 2011 Spring Collection??
May 04, 2010
I love Monique...my favorite designer. This dress is a killer!! On my budget...Monique is not possible. But it's okay to dream...right!!!
May 04, 2010
Really stunning, intricate dress, but I agree that the makeup and hair really takes away from the appeal of the dress. Yes, it's a runway show, but this isn't ready-to-wear that only people who 'get' the extreme looks of fashion show styling are going to buy, nor are most of those who are going to look at the shows fashion people and buyers for stores. Regular women are much more likely to splurge on a wedding dress than any other piece, and a lot of those women might not be used to seeing this sort of stuff. The runway images of wedding dresses are circulated over bridal websites en masse, and it can be a major turn-off for prospective bride buyers. They want a dress that makes its wearer look incredible, and this model...does not look incredible (in any good way). The same goes for using unhealthy models in wedding runway shows and ads. Women don't want to see girls that clearly are suffering from eating disorders model a dress in which they want to look healthy and glowing. I know all the hullabaloo about putting restrictions' on models weight has gone nowhere fast in the fashion industry, but designers are REALLY doing themselves a disservice by continuing to put 6'0" starved 18-year-olds in wedding dresses.
May 04, 2010
Really stunning, intricate dress, but I agree that the makeup and hair really takes away from the appeal of the dress. Yes, it's a runway show, but this isn't ready-to-wear that only people who 'get' the extreme looks of fashion show styling are going to buy, nor are most of those who are going to look at the shows fashion people and buyers for stores. Regular women are much more likely to splurge on a wedding dress than any other piece, and a lot of those women might not be used to seeing this sort of stuff. The runway images of wedding dresses are circulated over bridal websites en masse, and it can be a major turn-off for prospective bride buyers. They want a dress that makes its wearer look incredible, and this model...does not look incredible (in any good way). The same goes for using unhealthy models in wedding runway shows and ads. Women don't want to see girls that clearly are suffering from eating disorders model a dress in which they want to look healthy and glowing. I know all the hullabaloo about putting restrictions' on models weight has gone nowhere fast in the fashion industry, but they are REALLY doing themselves a disservice by continuing to put 6'0" starved 18-year-olds in wedding dresses.
May 04, 2010
I absolutely agree with "bgrigg". Lovely dress, but...When choosing makeup for this model, did they go for the "recently buried" look? Or possibly the "Night of the Living Dead" version with half her skull exposed and long lifeless hair dripping down out of it??? Come on. Weddings are supposed to be happy! The blushing bride and all that pretty stuff. This model looks like she's off to her own funeral! Wrong venue for this particular makeup look. Loss of sales galore!
May 04, 2010
Have to agree with bgrigg. It looks like a bandage on her head...actually it reminded me of something else at first look, but it wouldn't be appropriate to mention *that* here!
May 05, 2010
As Beautiful as this dress is...it would have been better to have sent this model out on the runway with a white bag over her head. It would have been less of a distraction than the "Bride on a death stroll" look.
May 05, 2010
I think her hair should have been pulled up to show off the top and back of the dress. Other than that, the dress is absolutely amazing!
May 06, 2010
I have looked through Kleinfeld's dresses online many times. This is truly the most beautiful dress they've ever had. Monique is incredibly talented. Just what every bride dreams of. It is stunning.
May 11, 2010
Beautiful love it
May 13, 2010
I love this dress very much. I can't afford it but I love it.
May 13, 2010
Sorry I think theres too much gown.It's beautiful but too much. It would be hard to "see" the bride over the dress. The bride herself would be secondary to the dress..
May 14, 2010
I'd love to know the price... but I guess if you have to ask, you can't afford it. It is a fabulous dress, I agree with bgrigg though. Needs hair, make-up & Randy's touch for the head piece...
May 16, 2010
I love, love this dress but is that a Kotex on her head?
May 19, 2010
How much is this dress?
May 29, 2010
october bride said:
How expensive is this dress?
May 29, 2010
october bride said:
How expensive is this dress?
June 18, 2010
I adore this dress. Can someone please tell me how much it is??
January 03, 2011
Hi - I am wearing this dress for my wedding in February. I believe the dress was around $18K. The belts and matching veil were an additional $5K. I know it is a lot but it is truly even more beautiful in person!
January 19, 2011
Marie A said:
I think the bottom overshadows the beautiful top! I love both aspects but they dont belong together. BTW dadysgrl261- probably over $8000 but that's just one Say Yes obsessed, magazine raider, hopeful designer's guess.
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