Monique Lhuillier designs Anastasia Steele’s wedding dress
( - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Known for her romantic glamour and modern elegance, Filipino-American fashion designer Monique Lhuillier brilliantly captures in her design the alluring beauty and vulnerability of the main character, Anastasia Steele, in the upcoming romance-thriller “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele dons a custom-lace wedding gown and veil by Monique Lhuillier, renowned bridal, ready-to-wear and accessories designer, in “Fifty Shades Freed,” the all-new installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series.

The long sleeve, off-the-shoulder, dégradé Chantilly-lace tulle-sheath gown—with open illusion back and trail of lace covered buttons—exudes femininity and sophistication. A Cathedral-length tulle veil with appliqués of Chantilly lace adds glamour for Anastasia’s grand entrance.

In keeping with the essence of her brand, Monique’s design evokes an enchanting and whimsical, yet sophisticated vision by weaving together sensuous and modern elements. The classic, ethereal and effortless silhouette of the dress—topped with the elegantly embellished veil—is distinctly Monique Lhuillier.

“I was so delighted to be asked to design an iconic wedding dress for the character of Anastasia Steele for this climactic chapter of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series,” said Monique.

“Further building on the success of the show-stopping look I designed for the masquerade ball in ‘Fifty Shades Darker,’ it was a wonderful experience to be involved in this production. Once the wedding gown hits the big screen, I know this timeless design will live forever.”

The Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and veil designed for Anastasia and Christian’s wedding can be seen in the trailer for “Fifty Shades Freed.” The feature film will be released in Philippine cinemas on February 7.

It can be recalled that Lhuillier also designed Anastasia’s “Fifty Shades Darker” masquerade ball dress.

Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost designers. Established in 1996 by Monique and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is considered one of the leading fashion houses in design, quality and creativity.

With a passion for creating collections that are both feminine and modern, Monique continues to design ready-to-wear, accessories and bridal collections that are luxurious, chic and true to her aesthetic.

Lhuillier’s fans include Hollywood stars Emma Stone, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Bell, Camila Cabello and the First Lady Melania Trump.

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