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Exciting Bridal Dresses from The Elie Saab Fall Couture Show

The final look was a light blue gown from the Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture collection

The recent Elie Saab Haute Couture show in Paris showed superb and brilliant craftsmanship of how dresses should be made. Very few people can afford the six figure price tags these dresses come with, but ladies no need to worry. The recent demand for for Mr. Saab’s exclusive designs extended his brand to a collaboration with Pronovias featuring the first collection of Elie by Elie Sabb Bridal collection.

The  collection in Paris last month exhibited some exciting gowns that will definitely trickle down to his ready to wear and bridal gown collections. Here are a few magnificent pieces that we absolutely fell in love with.

A hand embroidered gown with a sheer cape
A sleeveless silk and organza gown with a bodice detail
Hand sewn pearls adorn this beautiful gown

Elie Saab was an unknown Lebanon based designer until the late 1990’s when he moved his brand to Milan. He shot to fame and became an overnight success when he designed Halle Berry’s famous burgundy gown when she won the Academy Award for best actress in 2002. Since then, his designs have been featured on all of today’s Hollywood’s A-list celebrities from Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker.

A vintage inspired look from the designer’s show
A belted lace gown with hand detailing embroideries

Over the past few years, Mr. Saab’s business has skyrocketed propelling him to the top of the fashion world. His first ready to wear collection in Milan in  the late 1990’s was both a critical and commercial success. In 2003, he was invited to be a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, a select group of designers who show for Paris’ bi-annual haute couture fashion week.

What did you think of The Elie Saab Couture Collection? Is couture with all its extravagance and exorbitant prices a dying art? Share your thoughts and leave a comment at the box below.

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August 3, 2011

Just stunning, I wish I could get married 6 times to wear these gowns.

August 3, 2011

How much does an Elie Saab dress cost?

August 4, 2011

Hi Sjenkins! Thank you for your kind comments. If you plan on being Liz Taylor then go ahead and get married 6 times and more power to you. These dresses start at around $100,000 USD. The shoes start at $5,000 USD. A bit steep we know but his collection for Pronovia start at around $2500 USD. His ready to wear collection also starts in the 4 figure range.


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