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New York Fashion Week: Monique Lhuillier’s Ultra-Rich Textures and Brand-New ’70s Shades

The late Talitha Getty is often cited by ’70s-loving creative types looking for a way to convey luxurious psychedelia and the free-spirited wander of elegantly unkempt jet setters. But in the hands of the ultra-refined Philippines-born Monique Lhuillier, Talitha Getty takes on an entirely new shine.

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Saturday’s fall 2016 presentation included gorgeous tapestry slacks and richly embellished longline jackets, as well as full and slim skirts and boxy, fitted toppers. Oh, and gorgeous gowns. As the program notes read, “The Monique Lhuillier woman mixes unexpected combinations for over-the-top elegance.”

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In true Talitha Getty style, the textiles and fabrics of the collection were lavish, lovely and extraordinary: metallic tapestry lamé, paisley jacquard, mink and art deco-embroidered knits. And in true Monique Lhuillier form, the complete looks and their styling were exemplar of how a modern girl does luxury—shimmery ankle socks with the prettiest heels, stacked jewel tones and perfect proportions.

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Talitha was never without her sunglasses—at least in our collective and constructed memory—so it’s fitting that the Monique Lhuillier brand debuted a sunglasses line with these pieces. Footwear was another standout accessory.

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And here’s how all of it sounded—lush, velvety and adorned.

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—Laura Cassidy