I was cruising the net the other day looking for… i don’t know what i was looking for, and stumbeled upon the picture of a dress that absolutely took my breath away.
I was not surprised when i noticed that it was an Elie Saab design. The man is simply genious! I love his designs so much , i am starting to hate him…
For those who don’t know , ES is a Lebanese fashion designer . The thing that struck me the most is that everything he knows is self-trained. He satrted his own label at the age of 18 in Beirut. Another interesting fact is that he is the first non Italian designer to become a member of the Camera Nazionale della Moda in 1997.
He bacame on overnight success after he bacame the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner.And i think all you fashionistas out there can remeber Halle Berry and her burgundy gown.
The collection that struck me the most was the one called “The sun of Lebanon”. The stunning spring/summer 2007 collection was inspired by the golden sun that shined upon Lebanon, while the country was at war. The collection was entirely redesigned after ES returned from a trip to Beirut during those troubled times. The designer totaly ignored the black and white trends pesented on catwalks in Milan , New York and Paris and presented all the evening gowns in gold, as an homage for the sun that shines over Beirut.
Still considered to be “the new kid on the block” in the haute couture industry, Elie Saab never fails to deliver collections that flatter the female body , taking femininity to a whole new level of perfection. Favored by Holywood royalty, celebrities like Beyonce, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie etc. wore his designs at A-list events.
Now please allow me to continue dreaming of this gowns , as for the moment i cannot afford one ( i don’t really think i’ll have where to wear it, but i do wish for such a creation *note to Santa*),and if some of you have in your closet a piece like this….oh well….i hate you!