Fall’17 Couture: Elie Saab

Dana Mortada   |   05 - 07 - 2017

Elie Saab transports into a world of medieval magnificence. 





























































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.