INSPIRED by the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Elie Saab’s couture collection today was a floral fairy tale, culminating in the most spectacular, ethereal bride with a giant train trailing behind her – the perfect couture week heroine, which was an impressive move considering Cara Delevingne’s marriage pose with Karl Lagerfeld yesterday could otherwise have been this week’s most enduring image.
It ran in a romantic palette from soft pink to coral and champagne to powder blue, purple and black, every dress a confectionery of floral embellishment andappliqué. Later, dégradé dresses fell from black to pink or featured a smudged floral print of their own, all the better to show off their glittering outer layers.
Empire-line minidresses, chiffon-draped princess gowns with additional chiffon sashes at the neck, sheer bejewelled sheaths with skinny belted waists and huge bustle hipped wedding gowns, this was about dreamy fashion that transcends continents, age, trend or season.
“Women often ask me for dresses like the bridal one I showed today,” said Saab after the show. “They want their dreams to come true and that’s what we try to do.”
Source : VOGUE