I Wish I Was a Princess (or a Ridiculously Rich Socialite).

This morning when doing some research for my story I came across some of the most divine creations known to man. Words cannot describe how beautiful these gowns are. Made from rich materials such as: tulle, chiffon and silk; they had my mouth watering just from looking at them, and my heart beating a whole lot faster.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Born in the Philippines, some would call her the queen of the ultimate princess gowns. Her designs are most likely to be seen on the red carpets of the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA’s, and on the bodies of Gwyneth Paltrow and Catherine Zeta-Jones(to name but a few). A strapless sweetheart neckline gold chiffon and tulle gown, the Chantilly features cascading gold embroidery and a rope detail to cinch the waist. Expect to this simple and yet elegant gown on the red carpet for an award ceremony or walking gracefully down the aisle.

Monique Lhuillier Strapless Tulle Chantilly Lace Gown

 

LHUILLIER

Another gown from Monique Lhuillier, only a little more dark and dramatic. The off the shoulder tulle Trumpet gown is ravishing with indigo and black tulle ruched across the thigh with a waterfall-like effect from the back. The sweeping floor hem and voluminous underlay create a theatrical effect and looks mysterious as well as beautiful and daring. Expect to see this on the red carpet for an award ceremony and on the body of Catherine Zeta-Jones and relatively newcomer Sofia Vergara.

Monique Lhuillier Off-the-Shoulder Tulle Trumpet Gown

 

 

ELIE SAAB

Lebanese designer, sometimes dubbed the Royal Designer, was the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Camera Nazionale della Moda and became an overnight international sensation in 2002 when Halle Berry won an Academy Award, wearing his dress with a burgundy sweeping skirt and flowers covering the bust. This beaded gown, swathed with tulle, looks light and elegant, and is something I’d expect to see on a red carpet or at an ultra-exclusive event.

Elie Saab Beaded Tulle Gown

 

 

VALENTINO

Undoubtedly one of the greatest designers of his time, our time, and in fact any time, Valentino has created some truly incredible gowns, as well as famously designing Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress when she wed Aristotle Onassis. His feature length documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor showed as he went about completing his final show and gave cameras unprecedented “backstage” access. These days his design house has been taken over by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli who maintain and honour the Valentino name as well as injecting their own touches. This nude gown had me from the moment I laid eyes on it. With a jewelled neckline, intricate latticework embroidered, a beaded bodice, a full and frothy skirt, this dress is heaven on earth. Expect to see this ultra luxe gown on the red carpet.

Valentino Tulle Illusion Ball Gown

 

I’m pretty sure that if I was a princess or a ridiculously rich socialite, these gowns would be in my wardrobe and I’d be the belle of every ball, as well as having lavish events to wear these mouth-watering gowns to.

 

alice

xo

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