Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week FW 2012: Elie Saab

Thursday, 5 July 2012




After all the geometric shapes from the Dior show, it was time for something less earthy and more dreamy, like the Elie Saab collection. The designer drew his inspiration from the Ottoman Empire with kaftan-inspired dresses and gold and silver appliques.The floor length dresses keep the usual style of the designer, they are very fluid and the shapes are very flattering, creating a long and slim silhouette. I love the simple cuts and the play between sheerness and sparkly, lace is such an amazing fabric for this kind of play on substance. The color palette is perfect for autumn - tones of black, silver, gold, baby blue and light pink and a touch of turquoise for a pop of color. 

If I had to chose my favorite items, I would say it's nearly impossible because all the dresses are so beautiful! What I do know though, is that the second black dress, the dress in the opening photo and the first turquoise dress are definitely among my favorites. Here is my selection of the most interesting looks from the runway:






































































I would wear any of these dresses in a heartbeat! What about you? Can you pick a favorite?

Regarding yesterday's topic about the Dior fashion show and Raf Simon's debut as the Head Designer of the House, I was very pleased to read so many different opinions! Some of you really liked the collection, while others were still remembering the flamboyant days of John Galliano. I really liked what Raf Simons did, but I also have to agree with you, that Dior will be very different than in the Galliano era from now on. Let's hope for the best, I trust Mr. Simons! Thank you so much for all your comments!

Photos: vogue.fr

18 comments:

Lila Moonlight said...

I like many of them, difficult to choose few faves this time. Elie always does it! : )

Outside Looking In said...

One of my favorite designers!! I would wear ANY of these dresses and they always catch my eye on the red carpet!!

miss b said...

What wonderful creations - all stunning but I love the nude coloured ones.
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Filipa said...

some amazing designs... no, I cannot choose one... the long dresses I like most of them...
XOXO

beluxedfashion said...

Elie Saab is a genius, love his designs. Followed you, follow us back? :)

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

This blog is amazing, great pictures and style !Love it!!!!
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Flavia Flanders said...

All the lace work is perfection. Love!
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Admirably Pretty said...

PERFECT! Again! Elie Saab is my favourite fashion designer, next to Kaiser Karl, and when I get married, it's going to be Elie that designs my dress ;) (Keep on dreaming I guess...)

Xo, Imke

Diana Marks said...

wow! so many great pieces!


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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Elie saab is the best!

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Michaela Tegg said...

Elie Saab Couture is always TO DIE FOR! I love how diverse all of the shows have been this season! X

the chilicool said...

Simply pure art, love Elie Saab!

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Antonella Leone said...

the first dress is fantastic <3

Miss J said...

Hi honey! Am back.. ;) What a collection.. am dying in front of each and every model!!

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Ileana said...

I think it may be a dream of mine to wear an Elie Saab...they look so delicate and soft... love them!
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M.E said...

I can't get enough of Elie Saab... the dresses are just too gorgeous!


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Call me M said...

Ah Elie Saab, one of my favorite designers. His designs are always so dreamy and elegant! I loved the ones from Dior as well, but these are completely different.

amandar_001 said...

Agree with you and everyone else. Truly a beautiful collection, I couldn't decide on a favourite at all...each new dress I saw I liked just as much. If I ever make a ton of money, I would buy some of these dresses and host a dress up ball for all the ladies in my life to feel beautiful in, shinning from the inside and out. WOW! What a collection!

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