Leading Women, a CNN television series that connects its viewers to extraordinary women at the top of their chosen fields, is sponsored by OMEGA Ladymatic. The Ladymatic collection is distinguished by its bold, statement-making design and a mechanical movement widely considered to be among the best in the world.
Every month, two influential women are featured. In May, OMEGA and CNN introduce Monique Lhuillier, who is internationally recognized as one of America's foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands.
Monique Lhuillier is established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee. The company is today considered one of the leading fashion houses in terms of design, quality and innovation. Monique Lhuillier's signature silhouettes provoke femininity, allure and style that have made her renowned for capturing the essence of sophisticated luxury. Driven by a lifelong love for fashion and a natural inclination for bridal and evening gowns, Monique set out to present a collection of modern and fashion forward bridal gowns. Ignited by the lack of options during her own search for a wedding gown, Monique showed her first collection in 1996 to acclaim from buyers, press and consumers.
Monique Lhuillier has become synonymous with refined design, meticulous construction and unparalleled glamour. Built on the success of her couture gowns, Monique Lhuillier has expanded her offerings to a complete ready-to-wear collection in addition to the ML Evening, Bridesmaids and Bliss bridal collections; establishing herself as one of America's leading designers for women.
Monique's signature design sensibility is universal and has led to the launch of other Monique Lhuillier product categories, transforming the design house into a luxury lifestyle brand. Monique has collaborated with Waterford on a tabletop collection including fine china, stemware, flatware and giftware. Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper, a collection of wedding invitations and stationery, was launched in 2008, followed by a home fragrance collection of candles and diffusers in 2011.
Monique Lhuillier is currently available in 140 stores through out the world, including prestigious retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Harvey Nichols. The Monique Lhuillier flagship boutiques, located in Beverly Hills and Minneapolis, are home to all Monique Lhuillier collections. The company plans to open its first New York store in Spring 2012.
Monique Lhuillier resides in Los Angeles with Tom Bugbee and their two children.
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