Oh where to begin… I suppose the beginning is usually best. Elie Saab first made a dent into the fashion world in 1982, at only 18 years of age. Growing up in
Elie Saab has undoubtedly become one of my favorite fashion designers. Despite the fact that he has been around for almost 30 years, I only discovered him, his talent and his most beautifully sculpted creations at the 2010 Fall/Winter couture fashion show. Obviously, I had been living under a rock until I saw a vision of light and beauty dance magically in front of my eyes, kindly giving me a hand and guiding me to a place where the most stunningly crafted dresses and gowns of such delicate colors and materials drifted down a runway which such elegance and grace. I really could go on and on about how highly I think of Saab’s collections and how I daydream of one day being a movie star, adorning a different Saab designed dress to each red carpet event. Moreover, he is a huge inspiration to me, demonstrating that with passion and determination you can do whatever you want to do and not necessarily have to go down the 'obvious' route to get there.
Saab's 2011 Spring Couture Collection didn't fail to impress me. From the very first dress to the last, the collection embodied what a female is: graceful, romantic and beautiful with touches of pinks, reds and sparkle (of course). His use of light pink hues at the beginning of the collection, set off a soft and playful mood which lead on to light blues and greens, setting the tone for the burst of bold reds and blacks.
Lace, floral motifs, embroidery and sequin details paired harmoniously with tulle and organza fabrics, strolled down the runway on feminine models with delicate hair and makeup. And the infamous bride at the end of the show was adorned with organza flowers and layers of mousseline- a great ending to a great show!
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