Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2013-14 Couture

With plans to be in Paris this Fall for the S/S 2014 shows making the for the F/W Couture shows this July just wasn’t in the cards, sadly.  With my every intention to watch the live streaming shows that first week of July life got it the way and by the 3rd week of July I had caught up, and I couldn’t be happier I did.

I dove right in with Elie Saab as I would have begged, borrowed, but not quite stolen (well…maybe) to be at this particular show.  You almost know what to expect from the Lebanese born designer in that you’re going to see feminine, figure flattering confections in the palette of choice, but there’s always anticipation for what he has up his sleeve.  This season was no different in the drastic color change from last season’s bright white and lemon chiffon.  The rich jewel tones were all at once stunning and soft as the play of sheer bodices covered in intricate embroidery and flowing chiffon skirts were tied together by the neatest of belts.  The break in the majestic colors came in the handful of silver gowns that reflected the light beautifully making the models look lit from within.  I’m certain these were made specifically for Keri Washington as I could envision her in each and every silver stunner.

Elie Saab Emerald Elie Saab One Shoulder Emerald

Pantone’s Color of the Year was given the attention it deserves, especially in this one-shoulder number.

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Ellie Saab Plunging Neck SleevesElie Saab Grey

The play on proportions was just right with long sleeves paired with either a plunging neck or a high-neck and a sultry exposed back.

Elie Saab Couture 2013-14

The deepest of navy was brought to life by black and silver embroidery, a slight change from the tonal embroidery seen on the ruby and emerald, and the pockets put it over the edge.  This one is on my lust list and I’ll be dreaming of wearing to the upcoming magazine launch party!

Ellie Sabb Bridal

The dramatic close in the form couture wedding attire.  The poor model couldn’t walk as the dress was getting tied up under her feet, but that proved to be a distraction only momentarily until the exuisite royalty-worthy gown came into full view.

I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend.



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