I think I may be a little in love with Elie Saab. To put it simply, when I marry the Prince of Honolulu or walk the red carpet to receive my first Oscar, I know who will be dressing me down to the nines. It was after he sent those Grecian Goddesses along his Spring/ Summer runway that I realised he was the one. His latest couture line had the same effect on me as looking up pets for sale on Gumtree; ‘ohhh my Goddd I want one!’ Added bonuses; these won’t busy-busy on my shoes and they are definitely pedigree!
Commentators may say Saab’s creations are pretty but undaring, the presentation is repetitive and the wind-machine is probably overheating by now. However, I looked through every couture line for Fall 2011 (it was definitely research) and nothing quite compared to his ethereal pieces. Princesses glided along the runway in tulle and chiffon, delicately embellished with beading, fur and silver lace trim, each telling their own fairytale. Whether a flowing, floor-length gown or shorter-eighties style prom dress, Saab embraces the female body with backless details and hourglass silhouettes wrapped up in all that sparkles and shimmers.