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To some, the Elie Saab couture collection presented yesterday may have looked like his previous work. His tried-and-true formula of floor-scraping, red-carpet ready, mostly diaphanous dresses embroidered in varying degrees with beads, sequins, and appliqués. To the discerning eye however there were subtle nuances that spoke of a man who has “arrived". Some would argue that he arrived way back when, but perhaps to Elie Saab himself, he has finally arrived…

There was a beautiful lightness to his dresses, the unusually delicate embroidery on sheer chiffons and restrained designs, spoke of a quiet, self confidence. His tribe of models, resembling modern princesses, reflected the Elie Saab brand in all its royal splendor. While previous collections exuded sophisticated sex appeal, this time round, it was replaced by a gentle refinement and elegance. Perhaps the most telling of all were his shorter length evening dresses, teamed with comfortable flat sandals. Still glamorous but comfortable.


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This collection, almost a timeline of his love affair with the fashion industry, opened with gold embroidered dresses reminiscent of his earlier couture years in 1990s. Perhaps the most memorable of which was the kaftan worn by Queen Rania to her inauguration in 1999. She celebrated her 10 years as Queen in the same dress.


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There seems to be a lot to be celebrated for Elie Saab this month. July 4, marked his 25year anniversary to his wonderful wife Claudine. It also marks the opening of his second Paris boutique, both achievements, not for the fainthearted !


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Jul 9, 2015