Nashville Symphony has announced Monique Lhuillier as the featured designer for the Symphony Spring Fashion Show, taking place April 9, 2013, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Co-chaired by Elizabeth Broyhill and Elizabeth Dennis, the show will preview Lhuillier's Fall 2013 Collection and will be emceed by television personality Allison DeMarcus. A cocktail party will take place from 6-6:30 p.m., and the Schermerhorn's Laura Turner Concert Hall will be transformed into an elegant designer runway for the show, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a stylish soirée.
Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America's foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands. 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. Lhuillier's signature silhouettes provoke femininity, allure and style that have made her renowned for capturing the essence of sophisticated luxury. Building on the success of her couture gowns, Lhuillier has expanded her offerings to a complete ready-to-wear and accessory collection in addition to the ML Evening, Bridesmaids and Bliss bridal collections.
A Trunk Show to kick off the Fashion Show announcement will be hosted by Gus Mayer on Friday, January 18, at The Mall at Green Hills from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Trunk Show will feature Lhuillier's Spring 2013 Collection and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Nashville Symphony. "Monique Lhuillier has become one of America's premier designers. Her transition from bridal to ready-to-wear and evening was seamless. We are honored to feature her Fall 2013 collection at this year's event!" said Co-Chair Elizabeth Broyhill.
"The Symphony Spring Fashion Show brings the best of beautiful designs into this fabulous building and is one of the top social events each spring," adds Co-Chair Elizabeth Dennis. "We are so pleased to be a part of this event, knowing that it supports the Nashville Symphony."
Proceeds from the Symphony Spring Fashion Show will assist the Nashville Symphony in reaching more than 250,000 children and adults through free music education programs and community concerts; bringing world-renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer and Smokey Robinson to perform for local audiences; and supporting the work of today's leading composers.