By Andrea Cheng
Updated Feb 07, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Pre-NYFW: Monique Lhuillier
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Monique Lhuillier is the genius behind dreamy bridal creations and breathtaking red carpet designs beloved by stars, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Kendrick, Camilla Belle, and countless more. With New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2015 shows rapidly approaching, we got up close and personal with the designer by having her answer a quick and intimate survey of questions that delve into her new collection (no spoilers, promise) and her personal life—that takes all of 10 seconds to read. We timed it.

What word describes your fall/winter 2015 collection? Smoldering

What are you listening to right now? "Holy Grail" by Jay Z/Justin Timberlake

Where did you go in preparation for your fall/winter 2015 collection? Paris

The last drink I had was...Starbucks Lime Refresher

What job would you be doing if you were not a fashion designer? Interior designer

Where would you go first in NYC if you were a tourist? Central Park

What is your favorite work of art? Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons

Who's your favorite superhero? Black Widow

What's the first thing you do in the morning? Go to my kids room and give them a kiss.

Who did you design your first piece for? Kate Moss

What's your favorite quote of all time?

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." — Steve Jobs