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Elie Saab SS2013

Jan 29, 13 Elie Saab SS2013

The ode to elegance, imbued with the spirit of neo-baroque, sang in his new spring-summer haute couture collection the favorite of Hollywood’s movie divas Elie Saab. “Extremely sophisticated, feminine, exuding the delicate aroma of elegance”: the epithets, with which press releases of the Saab shows invariably adorn his heroine, this time, sound more than convincing. Even under designer’s favorite inlay gemstones, lignite and sequins, and sometimes hidden under flowing capes, the delicate dresses, like a second skin, follow the curves of the silhouette, not adding any weight.

The weightless volume is given to skirts by crinoline – a fabric with added horsehair. Thanks to it, translucent laced dresses look like is they were supported by invisible “crinolines” – underskirts, giving grandeur to the toilet. Another “atypical” for Elie Saab fabric is a fine silk tussah (shantung de soie). A dress with a train made of it is an embodiment of a soft elegance.

Delicate colors were selected by the designer according to the theme of the collection. Pastel of milk, ivory, lilac and pink gold is harmoniously “disturbed” by poppy accents to traditionally finish in black – the color present in every collection of Elie Saab.

Photo credits: Elie Saab Haute Couture

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