Designer Focus: Elie Saab

As devoted ModLife readers, you’ve probably noticed the name Elie Saab popping up quite a bit in Vasil’s Guide to Style posts. This week, Vasil will show you why that’s no coincidence; our lovable stylist explains why he thinks Elie Saab is one of the world’s most talented and successful designers.

Born in 1964, Saab was only 18 when he opened his first studio. He did not become internationally recognized, however, until the late 1990s. Ever since that time, the Lebanese designer has been synonymous with elegance and glamour. In fact, many fashion critics credit Saab for transforming the world of fashion. His ready-to-wear lines are known for being innovative while maintaining the same high quality as his Haute Couture. Celebrities who have worn Saab’s designs range from Queen Rania of Jordan to Beyonce. It’s difficult to imagine any international event attended by celebrities and the fashion elite without at least a handful of women showing off Elie Saab’s romantic designs.

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Vasil spoke of how Saab inspired him as a fashion student: “I always wanted to become a Haute Couture or wedding wear designer because of him. His use of high quality fabrics, precision and attention to the female silhouette culminates in dresses that are arguably the best in the world. Most of Saab’s high-end designs focus on femininity and romanticism: incorporating lace, embroidery, silk threads and even pearls. ”

What do you think of Elie Saab’s designs? Have a favorite dress or two? Let us know!

6 Responses to Designer Focus: Elie Saab

  1. Savannah 03/12/2009 at 3:55 pm #

    soooooo so gorgeous. it’s like the little girl princess fantasy awakens inside me when i look at those designs…

  2. Polly 03/12/2009 at 4:44 pm #

    these are amazing. they are feminine without being flouncy. a perfect combination of beauty and strength!

  3. mik 03/13/2009 at 10:06 am #

    dita is a goddess, we must worship her:)

  4. Aijamal 01/18/2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Elie Saab is my favorite designer. His designs accentuate everything that is beautiful about a woman. If I will write I why I love his designs it’s going to take forever.

  5. DignityZine 07/20/2011 at 8:08 am #

    Ahhh, lovely. I agree he is one of the most talented designers. I have a thing for sequins, geometry, bold prints, and diaphanous draping and he satisfies all four. See more of his stunning creations here:

  6. lases 08/22/2012 at 8:27 am #

    i love all his dressess that he does but i like the nude colour dress i like it vey much

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