THERE’S no denying that Elie Saab is extremely good at what he does: he makes dress dreams come true. If ever you wanted to feel like a princess, he is the man to wave his magic sewing wand and make it happen. You can’t not feel the epitome of pretty in his creations – today they took on an ethereal goddess quality and there was as similar train of thought happening as there had been at Versace’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream show on Sunday.
Flower garlands laced the golden locks of the models’ hair, below their silhouettes cast in a Midas touch of gold leaf and intricate embroidery. There were empire lines and full skirts, splaying skirts and flowing sleeves, gowns of every classic Elie incarnation.
A darker moment came for a series of black dresses and the music cut into a rock ‘n’ roll twang, which made these looks appear younger. But for the most part, these fair maidens were very much telling a traditional fairy tale whose ending could only be happy.