February 7, 2011

Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture Collection

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 Lebanon, Saab started sewing from a very young age and always knew that he wanted to make a career out of it. With that in mind he went to arguably one of the top fashion capitals of the world, Paris, to study fashion design, but ended up leaving after a year and returning to his home country to open up his first workshop. From 1982 to 2002 Saab stayed relatively quite in the fashion world, with an appearance in Rome in 1997 when he became a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda. The following year, he showed his first ready-to-wear collection in Milan and held a fashion show in Monaco which included Princess Stephanie of Monaco in its attendance. But Sabb’s big break came in 2002 when he dressed Halle Berry on the night she won her Oscar in a beautiful revealing burgundy gown adorned with ornate floral details. From then on, Saab has enjoyed world wide recognition and success, becoming a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2003 and showing his first couture collection in Paris that July 2003. Since then the world has become Saab's oyster! Collection after collection he never fails to bring grace and romance to the runway.

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! 

Would love to hear your thoughts...
Which one would you wear to the Oscars?
Happy Monday!


  1. I'd wear the red one to the Oscars, though the lilac is a close second!

  2. The question should rather be - which one wouldn't you wear to the oscars?
    I love the red one and the silver,strapless gown that comes after the green hued one! All beautiful though!

  3. I've been absolutely DYING over these images lately. Seriously, the MOST amazing gowns. We're going to a ball at the end of the month so I'm on the lookout for long gowns. OF COURSE I can't get one of these, but one can dream...

  4. Wowza! So romantic. How could you not feel beautiful in those dresses. LOVE

  5. Oh my goodness!!! Saab is a genius. Love them all! xo


  6. Those are absolutely gorgeous dresses! The purple one & floral one right below it are my favorite. Thanks for sharing :)


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