Lebanon-born Paris and Beirut-based designer, Elie Saab sent out a sweetly beautiful Haute Couture Collection, featuring one perfect Oscar Red Carpet gown after another (take note Actresses!). It was a "new" Elie Saab woman: Less Halle Berry, more Scarlet Johansson; sweeter, not so "fierce" (well, those shoes were!) and more delicately made-up (hair, make-up). His Middle Eastern girls getting ready to "debut" at the next Crillon Ball should be ready to put their orders on one of those $50,000+ creations as we speak!
Sweet Saab Divas...Chartreuse (Young) Lady: Side-draped gown, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Tulle Shoulders: Blush-colored Organza-appliqued gown with covered shoulder mini-puffy raglan sleeves, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011Trends: Fitted/defined waist; flowy gowns; appliqué/embroideries; SLITS/split-fronts; beading/sequins EVERYWHERE; SLEEVES on gowns; COVERED SHOULDERS on gowns; Silhouette: Fitted torso, loose from the waist. Colors: BLUSH, lipstick red, lilac, off-white, black, yellow-green.
Themes: Elie Saab "Stomping DIVA" turns "Sweet Sixteen"; Late 19Th century/Early 20Th Century Socialite; Great Expectations' Mrs. Havisham (above), but in her younger years; Oscars Red Carpet GALORE!! Safe and Demurely sexy.Highlights from Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011:
Shoulder Girl: Cowl-draped shoulder-covering sequined gown, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Arizona Lilac: Model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse in split-front silk chiffon lilac-colored gown, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Lady In One-Shoulder Red: One shoulder Lipstick red silk chiffon gown, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Oscar Dress: Strapless all-over beaded gown with very high center front slit opening, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011Click Below for Edited Video of Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011: