The Academy Awards are coming up next week. The fishtail hem has been the most prominent trend this awards season. Monique Lhuillier is a popular choice for celebrities looking to make an elegant impression.
For her Fall 2012 collection, there were plenty of options for the red carpet. My favorites were the fiery abstract prints in soft, gathered silks. It was worked into gowns as well as shorter, day dresses. Shaped leather details under the bust or at the waist gave many of her looks a sexier edge. Not quite a corset, but they defined the waist and drew attention to the right curves. The color palette had lots of black, maroon, red, brown and pewter. Some shimmering embroidery and pieced lace brought extra luxury to some of the dresses as well.