Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Designer: Elie Saab

I absolutely love Elie Saab’s lavish, fairy tale creations. They are glamorous and sophisticated with very distinctive feminine and romantic themes.

The self taught, Lebanese designer (born July 4, 1964) became interested in designing clothing for women at the mere age of 9. At the age of 17, he went to Paris to study Fashion Designing, but a year later in 1982, he returned home and opened his own workshop with 10 employees.

 He became an overnight success after he became the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner, Halle Berry, in 2002. Berry wore a burgundy gown by Saab to the 2002 Academy Awards when she won the Best Actress Award. After which the designer was bombarded with interviews and appeared on at least 5 TV networks. Berry later wore another dress by Saab, this time a gold dress, to the 2003 Oscars.


Saab specialises in bridal couture making wedding dresses and evening gowns using rich fabrics, lace, detailed embroidery, pearls, crystals and silk threads. His style is a unique fusion of western and eastern culture. He uses noble materials such as taffeta, organza, chiffon and satin paired with more fluid and light fabrics.

His evening gowns are very renowned for their elegance.

When it comes to wedding gowns, he exhibits a sense of romance and softness by his use of hand embroidery

Elie Saab is an exceptional designer indeed. A true inspiration for an aspiring young designer such as myself.