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Monique Lhuillier Goes from Red Carpet to Red Army

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"Samurai," "Asian," and "armor" were all key words mentioned in the program for Monique Lhuiller's Fall/Winter 2010 runway collection, and so we weren't surprised to see deep red oriental prints and stark black dresses only decorated on the shoulders, evoking the epaulets of military jackets. What we didn't expect was the Chanel-ish grey and black skirt set and a red carpet-ready gown of nude flowers and black tulle. And every so often, a crazy sparkly vintage necklace would top off a look that will no doubt be seeing some paparazzi time on a starlet in the near future.

Watching from the front row were Sophia Bush, Melissa George and Shiri Appleby (from ER). And we know that it might be tough to figure out how to pronounce Monique last name of "Lhuillier" (it's lee-yool-lee-yay), we overheard people in the audience wonder what show they were even at. Long day, maybe?
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