Elie Saab (born July 4, 1964), sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer.
In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old.
His main workshop is in Lebanon, a country to which he remains deeply attached. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris. He started sewing as a child and knew that one day he would make a living out of it. In 1981 he moved to Paris to study fashion, but ended up returning and opening his workshop in 1982. In 1997 Saab was the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda, and in 1997, showed his first collection outside Lebanon in Rome.
In 1998, he started Ready-to-wear in Milan, and in the same year, he held a fashion show in Monaco which was attended by Princess Stephanie of Monaco. He became an overnight success after he became the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner, Halle Berry, in 2002. Berry wore a burgundy gown by Saab to the 2002 Academy Awards when she won for Best Actress. Berry later wore another dress by Saab, this time a gold dress, to the 2003 Oscars.
In May 2003, the Chambre Syndicale de la haute couture invited him to become a member, and he showed his first haute couture collection in Paris in July 2003. His first ready-to-wear collection in Paris was the Spring-Summer 2006 collection, and Paris is now his permanent ready-to-wear runway.
His creations can be found all over the world, with boutiques located in Beirut, Paris and London (Harrods).
Some people seen in ES fashion
- Aishwarya Rai
- Anna Kendrick
- Christina Aguilera
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Halle Berry
- Marcia Cross
- Marion Cotillard
- Emmanuelle Béart
- Queen Rania of Jordan
- Teri Hatcher
- Angelina Jolie
- Nawal Al Zoghbi
- Toni Collette
- Heather Graham
- Dakota Fanning
- Fan Bingbing
- Scarlett Johansson
- Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
- Anna Kendrick
- Rachel McAdams
- Kristen Stewart
The newest Fashion collection manages to stand out from the others through the luxurious details which take you back to vintage glamour. The dresses created exude femininity, sophistication and style. It is absolutely amazing how this fashion guru enhanced femininity without baring too much skin. Elie Saab isn't shy about using sheer fabrics which reveal the skin as well as long slits which are meant to show off those gorgeous legs, but this collection is a bit more toned down.
This doesn't mean the collection is short on cleavages but you can see a lot of dresses which are neck cropped for that extra touch of vintage. The designs beautifully hug the body in just the right places to create that fabulous hourglass shape body that everyone adores. Each dress has that “je ne sais quoi” which makes it look unique and makes you want to own it. These dresses might as well be the dresses you've always dreamed of.
The colors used by Elie Saab vary widely from soft neutrals to bold shades to ensure that the colors suit different occasions and personalities. Black, red, coral, nude, pale green and lavender are the colors which Elie Saab used to enhance the beauty of his designs.
This haute couture collection is definitely worth your admiration, and even though most women can only dream of such a dress, nothing can stop you to inspire yourself and try to recreate one of his amazingly stylish designs for your own personal delight!
My Favorite from the collection :D
Proud of Elie Saab!! Proud to be Lebanese!!
Peace & Love