FIDM Grad: Monique Lhuillier

Grads share their career success stories

Monique Lhuillier

Fashion Design
Fashion Designer

As soon as I received the FIDM catalog and video I started thinking 'this is for me!

From the red carpets of Hollywood to the biggest celebrity weddings, Monique Lhuillier has become a household name thanks to her beautiful bridal collections and ready-to-wear collection. Founded in 1996, Monique has expanded her company to include a tabletop and paper collection.

At FIDM, Monique learned more of the technical aspects of fashion. "I didn't know how to cut and sew before I came to FIDM," she explains. "I ran out to Sears and bought a Kenmore sewing machine and started." While studying, Monique knew she wanted to do wedding gowns, but wasn't sure if there was a market in the industry for her. "I didn't want to be in mass production," she says. "I wanted to be in the high-end."

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