Saturday, February 13, 2010

Elie Saab Couture 2010

It is no secret to anyone that knows me that Elie Saab is my hands down favourite designer. Seriously. I've been obsessed with him ever since I discovered that he was behind Halle Berry's winning Oscar dress. His designs truly embody all that I believe to be beautiful about fashion.

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I've been on a serious romantic kick lately. All things soft, pretty and feminine have been on my wish list lately. It may just be because I am sick to death of all the dark and depressing winter days we have here. Plus, a little romance in February is always warranted.

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I adore the details in all these gowns. But my favourite things about the collection are the subdued colour palette and the attention to detail (which he is famous for). The lace, matted sequins, rosettes and Victorian style buttons on many of his dresses are gorgeous, but not in a way that overpowers any one dress.

The water colour effects and the soft blues are stunning. I love the draping and twisting of the fabric, it creates texture without added bulk or ruining the softness that each garment is trying to portray.

elie saab 2010

I used two of Claude Monet's and one of Van Gogh's paintings for the background in each of these collages. I love the softness of Monet's water lilies. And van Gogh's Iris's are stunning. They are my favourite flowers.

Elie Saab is just a master at what he does. If I don't get to wear one of his amazing creations in my lifetime I will be utterly disappointed.

58 comments:

  1. Elie Saab once told me that he got his inspiration for draping and colours from a homeless guy's elegant plastic bag creations that he adorned himself with. Elie Saab then wanted to steal the homeless man's plastic bag couture creation but the homeless man almost beat him to a bloody pulp. Now, no matter how hard he tries, he can never recapture the beauty he saw in that seedy alley. True story. Elie Saab told me that when he was getting his prescriptions for anti-psychotics renewed.

    Love,

    Your Sister


    Disclaimer - parts of the above comment are fabricated to preserve the true extent of the designer's madness.

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  2. Elie Saab is truly one of today's most romantic designers!

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  3. I love the muted colors of this collection! So pretty! I feel like he really lets the fabric move and speak for itself...very romantic!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment at my blog!

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  4. These are amazing. They remind me of a fairy tale, very pretty!

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  5. Truly gorgeous post, darling!
    I love these gowns!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Such fairytale dresses. They look like princesses and mermaids all rolled into one. Beautiful.

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  7. so magical! i loved this collection!

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  8. SO GORGEOUS! i'm captivated by the first dress!

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  9. oh this dresses look like made for little (and big) fairys. I love them, wow, simply amazing
    *Nathalie

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  10. that watercolor chiffon dress in the middle makes me salivate!!! holy lord, and i HATE chiffon! go figure, holy bananas beautiful!

    *lauren

    http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! There is no getting around it, Elie Saab is one of my favourite designers too. I love the neutral/subdued colours, and the flowing movement in the dresses. Lovely pick!

    xoxo

    -cathy-

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  12. Elie Saab is a genius when it comes to romantic dressings. His designs are so delicate, feminine and ethereal.It's a dream to wear one of his gowns.

    Lovely dresses.Now I'm going to dream about them. :)

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  13. I love Elie Saab! His and Marchesa's are in a dead heat to be my fantasy wedding gown designer lol.

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  14. Elie Saab = love. Honestly the aesthetics and colors are something fit for a princess. If I were able to, I imagine I would wear nothing but Elie Saab gowns - I simply cannot resist them.

    Happy, Happy Valentine's Day darling!! :)

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  15. gorgeous designs! my first reaction was that they all looked like ice queens (but in a good, royal way)and the background murals just bring out the full effect of the magnificent details and stunning colors.

    kisses,
    Stephanie

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  16. wow! i think i may have just fallen in love with these dresses and their colors. i would also love to wear one of these in my lifetime, maybe for a prom dress? ah!! :) happy vday!

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  17. yes this dress looks so beautiful, great party wear

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  18. Elie Saab designs gorgeous gowns. Thanks for sharing some of your favourite looks in these great collages!

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  19. Every single one of these dresses are a dream. I want them all. The subtle variation in color with all of the details (rows of buttons intricate fabric scallops etc) make a winning combination.
    -indigo

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  20. Wow.

    So stunning.

    Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment darling =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  21. Left you an award in my post just now ... please come get it?

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  22. So stunning, all of them! The attention to detail is really incredible and I would be in heaven in any one of these dresses!

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  23. Amazing. I wish we had more opportunities to wear beautiful gowns all the time! And Monet's water lilies are amazing, I'm so glad I got to see them in person!

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  24. When it comes to dresses he's a pure genious!

    Monika from J'adore Fashion

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  25. oh my god, those dresses are beyond stunning and i can't get over all the intricate detailing, draping, and fabrics. i'd kill to wear one of his designs as well :)

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  26. These are breathtaking. The attention to detail is mind-blowing. Gorgeous!

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  27. Absolutely breathtaking dresses... I would love to wear one.

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  28. Ah I just did a post on him a bit ago, so seeing all these images again is just making my wish for one that much more!! He is quite a genius. He's considered a prodigy in the fashion world!!

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  29. Oh wow, his creations are amazing! So gorgeous and feminine and romantic.

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  30. Such a pretty collection! Love love love the color's choices! Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Gorgeous dresses!
    Thanks for entered my giveaway!
    Good luck!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  32. Elie Saab is the Master of fabulous gowns. I would have to agree on the choice of the number one Couturier. For me numer one spot share Lagerfeld and Elie Saab. That first blue confection looks like a dream! Wishing you wonderful week ahead. :-)

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  33. this was my favorite collection from couture week!

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  34. These are AMAZING! They are walking Impressionist paintings...

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  35. Great pieces!! Love the colors and fabrics he chose for this collection.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  36. Definitely a very talented man and the details on those dresses are more than stunning. I just wish I had a super big prom event coming up so I could have an excuse to wear one of these now!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  37. Elie Saab is absolutely incredible. All of these pieces are magnificent!

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  38. I've always associated Saab's gowns with fairytale princesses... they embody romance and femininity like nothing else. The top dress in your second collage is my absolute favorite. I love the watercolor effect and the way the dress just flows with the body. Gorgeous!

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  39. the one from the last collage (in the center) is so so soooo perfect! I could die in it.

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  40. He's a genius. He's my fave too! I love how I can really relate to his collections. It's really what a girl wants.

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  41. So beautiful and delicate, definitely perfect red carpet gowns!

    With Love...
    Marta

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  43. Hi there, ive just come over from Trishies blog.
    I must say these dresses are truely amazing!!! I love soft femanine, lacy, ruffles, bows, pastel colours and these are all that.

    Rose

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  44. I love Ellie Saab as well. These dresses are so fairytale-like.

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  45. Thanks for the lovely comment =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  46. I'm in love with those lace gowns! They would make the perfect wedding dress :)

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  47. Gahhhhhhhhh, SO gorgeous. Makes me wish I had a red carpet event. Ah ha ha

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  48. woah, such elegant amazing designs~

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  49. Holy freakin' gorgeous! How amazing would it be to own one of those!! :) sigh.

    xx Love & Aloha.

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