It started with a risque v-plunge neck blue frock with a center slit so high you dare not stare…but you find your eyes darting back just to watch if there just might be an accidental train wreck because you are, in fact, human. Daring, Mr. Saab.
From there, Elie Saab‘s runway was a soiree of sartorial bygones with tea length A-lines, a silky midnight blue scoopneck jumpsuit at cigarette length – with a train. For evening, the vintage lover can change into a sheer robe gown embellished with metallic silver and gold snowflake embroidery, with baby blue cuffs and collar.
An array of blue, silver, and beige looks ran between vintage, plays on one of his favorite mediums – the jumpsuit, and of course, his jewel encrusted gowns. And there were plenty of his (anything but) staple offerings that Elie Saab‘s loyal fans flock to him for. The collection is filled with sensuality and movement, with sheer or billowing fabrics, plunging necklines, exposed shoulders, high slits, strategically exposed legs, a few cutouts, and cinched waists.
The finale look was a bridal gown – a sexy sheer beige number with a massive detachable train embellished in gold sequin and crystal palm florals. The entire bodice is embroidered with the center of the palm cascading outward from the center of the bodice. Just beautiful handwork.
And once more, Saab has come out with some stellar sunglasses. This time, the designer has opted for round jewel-encrusted shades, which are sure to be on the coveteur list of many. I’m still pretty much in love with the last runway show’s shades, but these are pretty stellar as well.