Elie Saab – SPRING 2021 READY-TO-WEAR
In lieu of a runway show in Paris, where he also has a small atelier, Saab debuted a vaguely unsettling film that drew on elements of ritual and ceremony. Captured in the Faqra mountains, filled with girls in his signature embellished, ethereal gowns, it was made to capture the ritual of dancing and moving together “celebrating life,” and to emphasize the vast surrounding landscape, to “give a sensation of liberty.” He conceived of the collection in a series of colour capsules. “There is pink from the bougainvillea, acid green like beautiful leaves, a lot of white, because we are dreaming of peace and serenity, but also blood red, for when you lose someone,” he says. His favourite is the turquoise section comprising a Grecian gown reminiscent of the style Grace Kelly wears in To Catch a Thief, as well as a series of beaded sheer numbers worn belted at the waist.
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