Elie Saab, ‘the red carpet king’, created a show reminiscent of a set from a Luis Buñuel film. Inspired by a modern-day Belle de jour, the models paraded down the runway in slim silhouettes, polished daywear and glamorous gowns epitomizing Parisian chic.
The sophisticated tailoring that we know and love was highlighted as the attention was turned to daywear. Knit and wool crepe sheath dresses were cinched in with a slim belt evoking a 60’s silhouette. In contrast, eveningwear embodied long chiffon dresses, sexy thigh-high splits and sparkly numbers that would make any woman feel like a regal queen.
The autumn palette, filled with rich jewel tones such as cherry red, dark purple, scarlet and burgundy were a beautiful balance to the taupe, sand, nude and pale gray tones. My favorites were the smoldering siren red numbers that lit up the runway and the sequined frocks that dazzled like a starry night.
Elie Saab recently dressed Evan Rachel Wood in one of his elegant A/W 2011-12 ready-to-wear cocktail dresses for the New-York premiere of Mildred Pierce.
Check out the stunning collection below…