Sep 5, 9:38 PM EDT

Monique Lhuillier shows delicate beading, pastels


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NEW YORK (AP) -- Delicate beading on evening dresses in muted pastels were juxtaposed with a lot of shimmer and full puffy quilted skirting Friday on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway of Monique Lhuillier.

Her spring collection in soft pink, coral, mint green, sky blue, lavender and pale yellow was inspired by those first moments of sunrise.

Lhuillier celebrated spring at finale time with iridescent petals floating down on her guests at the Lincoln Center tents.

Her creations show up regularly on red carpets, including a white-and-gold standout of a gown worn by Julianne Hough to the 2013 Golden Globes. Could an intricately beaded gown in blush with a peplum ruffle at the waist and ballet tulle be next?

Lhuillier took a turn to the unusual in roomy, dressy shorts in deep black and a floral romper. She used dainty quilting in boxy silhouettes on a variety of garments, including a shimmery mint green skirt that fell below the knee, paired with a sheer button-down sleeveless top worn with a black bandeau underneath.

A stiff metallic fabric was used for bolder looks in a metallic pink and other colors.

Lhuillier also does shoes and put chunky Lucite heels on her latest in ombre hues to evoke the sunrise.

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