Monique Lhuillier: The Queen of Dressmaking. Monique avoided trends and stuck with the classics (if it ain't broke, why fix it?) I liked every single dress in this collection. She started with a series of belted cocktail dresses, ranging from bubbled, to New Look, to basic shift. Then came the formal gowns that will most definitely reappear at award shows in a few months. I honestly couldn't pick a favorite.