Fall’17 Couture: Elie Saab

Dana Mortada   |   05 - 07 - 2017

Elie Saab transports into a world of medieval magnificence. 

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During Couture week we have seen lots of daywear ascending the runway, but not at Elie Saab you would! The Lebanese designer presented his haute couture show with a parade of dresses. Saab focused on pageantry, as his show notes explained that the collection’s inspiration came from the fictional world of “fallen kings, defeated by a fearless and heroic sisterhood . . . bright and brave warrior queens they were, are, and forever will be.” Think Game of Thrones, a place full of gleaming attire.

There were a pair of trousers, a jacket, and a train, Saab imagined a super warrior queen wearing floor-dusting gowns with matching capes. We saw heavy velvets and silks with refined embroidery made out of gold threads; on the romantic side, the designer offered fabrics like mousselines and tulles that showed some skin.

A bride closed the show, wearing blush pink with gold sequins, matched with a hooded-veil; very Elie Saab! The designer decided to display a world of female power dating back to the medieval times, but with a sensual flair.