Royalty and celebrity fashion designer Elie Saab, known for his sartorial creations is back on the Paris fashion arena with an assortment of ultra glam and opulent creations perfect for any red carpet event.
The 47-year old Lebanese designer presented an urban glam series of ready-to-wear creations comprising mainly form-fitting dresses, practical suits and couture gowns.
Prime shades dominating the collection were grays and blacks with occasional greens and golden in metallic tones. Highlighting mainly the waist, the collection included a variety of high-waisted pants and nipped-in jackets.
According to the New York Times, it was a group of dresses printed in a winter tree-branch pattern, followed by ones in pitch black with cobweb lace inserts that created the show's most intriguing, if slightly sinister, interlude. When it was time to bring out the evening wear, sequins were back with a vengeance, and in metallic shades (another trend of the season), making each model look like an awards statue come to life.
Saab is the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda. In the year 1997, he showcased his first collection outside Lebanon in Rome and in 1998; he held a fashion show in Monaco which was attended by Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.
Following this, Saab became an overnight success and his creations began to be frequently adorned by royal names like Queen Rania of Jordan; Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. Saab's creations can be found all over the world, with boutiques located in Beirut, Paris and London.
Start the slideshow to catch a glimpse of Elie Saab's fall/winter creations for the Paris Fashion Week: