There are two kinds of people in the world—those whose eyes pop at the sight of a floor-sweeping, dazzling Elie Saab outfit and others who are secret admirers of his work. The occasions to dress oneself in couture are few and far between—which is why Elie Saab’s ready-to-wear collection offers... Read more
There are two kinds of people in the world—those whose eyes pop at the sight of a floor-sweeping, dazzling Elie Saab outfit and others who are secret admirers of his work. The occasions to dress oneself in couture are few and far between—which is why Elie Saab’s ready-to-wear collection offers the same dream, with a hint of practicality. The celebrity-approved, red carpet favorite label Elie Saab makes its way to Le Mill.
The Lebanese couturier who was the first Arab designer to be invited to be a part of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne has made a mark globally with his aesthetically appealing, feminine silhouettes. As the designer comes to Mumbai, via yours truly, here’s some quick trivia about the designer label.
Halle Berry’s iconic Oscars win for Monster’s Ball (2002) would never have been the same without her deep crimson taffeta gown by Elie Saab. The grand train of the gown was juxtaposed with a delicate tulle bodice and strategically placed florals. It was this moment that catapulted the designer to becoming a global phenomenon.
Elie Saab has truly created some of fashion's most memorable moments including Jennifer Lopez’s 2015 bedazzled ballgown Oscars look and Angelina Jolie’s Haute Couture Spring 2018 look which she wore to the Annual American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles. More recently, Tessa Thompson turned heads at the Venice Film Festival 2022 in a red hooded haute couture gown from the Lebanese designer.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Son Ye-jin, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, Jennifer Lopez—his list of admirers is long and truly stretches across the globe.
The Ruffle-sleeved Dress by Elie Saab is cut from an eye-catching red-hued silk blend. A dress to seamlessly blend while standing out on the red carpet, it featured exaggerated ruffles at the neck and sleeves. This Elie Saab dress features a dramatic pleated skirt, fitted bodice, and thigh-high slit.
The Draped Sequin Dress by Elie Saab is cut from an eye-catching sequinned silk blend fabric in silver and gold. A dress to seamlessly blend in while standing out on the red carpet, it featured a gracefully draped structure. This Elie Saab dress also features a one-shoulder detail and thigh-high slit.
The LBD that is about to hold a coveted place in your after-dark wardrobe- this Feather-trimmed Mini Dress by Elie Saab is cut from a classic black-hued stretch fabric. Channeling old Hollywood glamour, this dress features statement feather-trimmed straps at the shoulders. This Elie Saab mini sculpts the waist, creating a flattering fit with a sweetheart neckline.
Browse around at Le Mill’s online store or the brick-and-mortar store in Colaba to find the latest collections from Elie Saab for women, exclusively in India.
Like any good couturier worth his salt, the largeness of his personality and philosophy bleeds into his creations. Said Saab in an interview with Vogue Arabia, “One small mistake will ruin the whole name, destroy it all. So, I always work harder. If something is perfect, I don’t stop there, I push harder, and I do it with confidence. Sometimes, I look at a dress that a client is wearing, and she’s happy with it, but I’ll ask her to remove it, or ask to change a small detail they don’t see. This is what makes the difference. The worry among people I work with is not about pleasing the customer, but rather pleasing Elie Saab.”
Elie Saab has always been known to host his fashion shows in some of Paris’ most iconic locations. For his latest Haute Couture collection, “The Beginning of Twilight”, Le Carreau du Temple in the Haut-Marais district of Paris proved to be the ideal venue for his groundbreaking Menswear debut among the Womenswear pieces at his show. The seated front row were some of fashion's most recognizable faces including Law Roach, Olivia Palermo, and Kate Beckinsale. For Saab, this fashion show was just another opportunity to display his larger-than-life designs which blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
Saab is proud of his heritage and wears it on his sleeve. Hailing from the city of Beirut, Saab has been witness to civil wars, financial crises and tragic explosions. The resilience of his spirit shines through in his work. “You have to constantly compete and bring something new. Don’t give up. You can never give up. Especially in a city like Beirut,” he told NYT in a recent interview.
Saab is a lover of handcrafted embroideries, rich fabrics, larger-than-life silhouettes, and fantastical themes. Each creation can take a few months—the results naturally show the level of craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece.
At Le Mill, we help you look for pieces that are worth investing in and cater to your individual style. Find the perfect additions to your wardrobe with Elie Saab’s collection of couture dresses only at Le Mill.Read Less