Sporty Eveningwear From Monique Lhuillier At New York Fashion Week

When one thinks of Monique Lhuillier, the vision of an elegant wedding dress typically comes to mind, but for her spring 2012 ready-wear show at New York Fashion Week, the designer brought out her inner tough girl with neon, leather, lace and sexy cut outs for a shockingly sporty and sleek collection.

With slicked backed pony-tails and racing stripe inspired electric blue eye-liner by MAC, the models excluded a fashionable athleticism in sexy silhouettes.

Standouts included a scuba skin tight strapless blue and black corset dress, long silk frocks with harness leather banding details, ink splattered prints on A-Line dresses and a black lace blouse.

Monique saved some serious ball-gowning for the end of the show. A gorgeous trumpet style gown in bright citrus, a one shoulder violet silk standout and a jaw-dropping princess cut ball-gown with an incredible blue ink print.

On the models’ nails, Wanda Ruiz from CND designed “Soy Milk” manicures on active, oval shaped nails using semi-sheer CND Colour in Cream Washed topped with CND Super Shiney Top Coat for a glossy finish. Pedicures were reminiscent of a cloudy night sky using custom blended blue.

Front row attendees included Dancing With the Stars winner Julianne Hough, Mary Moore and LeeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian.