Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers. I love his gowns and if I don't design my own wedding dress, I'd want to wear one of his lovely creations. He has amazing taste and it shows. He also knows how to dress women very well. His dresses flatter the figures of women and this is why he has a lot of celebrity clients. Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Dakota Fanning, Katy Perry are a few of his well-known clients. Elie Saab is one of the go to designers for a red carpet look and he never fails to make people look breath-taking.
Saab's love for dressmaking started when he was 9 years old. He would cut patterns and sketch designs for his sisters using his mother's table cloths and curtains in his free time. He opened his first atelier at 18 and had 10 employees. He focused on evening gowns and wedding dresses. He's designed for royalty like princesses and Queen Rania of Jordan. He became popular in 2002 when Halle Berry won an Oscar wearing his design. He showed a couture collection in Paris the next year and impressed many people. Two years later he expanded by showing ready-to-wear collections too.
Whenever a new season of fashion week begins, I impatiently wait for the collections of some designers. Elie Saab is definitely one of those designers. I never miss his collections and I always find something I love. I dream of the day I get to wear any of his creations, haha :]
On the Runway
Halle Berry 2002 Oscars
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."