Elie Saab SS18 –  Paris Couture Week

The Elie Saab woman. She’s always in sparkly gowns and cocktail dresses, silky pants and luxurious accessories.

Elie Saab, master of Couture. This new collection, inspired by the 1920s proved once again that Saab excels at Couture, it was simply incredible. From the dresses, to the styling, the new accessories spotted, the music and the ending scene. Wow-ed, we were all wow-ed, genuinely.

He presented pieces filled with intricate embroidery, luxe fabrics, and shiny embellishments, in rich shades of pink, red, blue and gold. Sheer pieces also made their way to remind us of the designer’s signature feel. 

The opening looks took us immediately by surprise, with the oversized feathers, the tremendous embroideries and the huge bows (personal favorite!!), tight sleeves and tiers of frothy lace. Yes, that’s why Elie Saab is a regular on the red carpet.

Models looked ravishing in simple embroidered, sometimes cap-sleeved, gowns in that metallic shade, proving that Saab’s formula of flattering color, form-fitting shapes are red carpet worthy. The hair was parted in the middle, sleek and straight. And I loved the makeup by Tom Pecheux for Mac Cosmetics, clear complexion, glittery eyelids, a lot of mascara and nude lips.

The bridal gown was lovely and exemplified Saab’s talent for veiling the body with dense, yet delicate ornamentation. I liked the shape of the gown as it wasn’t princess-y, but rather royal. The headpiece is a pure statement.

This show put us under a spell and took us back to the dance floor in the 1920s, I was dancing on my seat!

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