Fashion and luxury dresses Elie Saab (20 фото)

There are a lot of fashion designers, but there are so talented that any thing becomes a real masterpiece. This designer is Elie Saab, whose dresses are incredibly popular today.

Who is Elie Saab?

Elie Saab is a Lebanese couturier who has become one of the most sought after and popular in the world, including celebrities. But he did not immediately recognize true glory.


Eli was born in Beirut on June 4, 1964. He grew up in a simple family, but his talents appeared already in his earliest childhood. So, at 6 years old, the boy began to draw sketches, and a little later he began to sew his first dresses from the curtains, which already looked unusual and incredibly beautiful. Therefore, parents were confident that young Eli would someday become a tailor. And their hopes were practically justified.

Career and brand development

Eli Saab did not depart from his dream and was sure that someday he will succeed and become famous. But he understood that in his native Lebanon it was not so easy to break free of people, therefore at the age of 18 in 1981 he went to conquer Paris. But it was not so easy.

To become a famous and popular fashion designer, you had to get an education and go a long way. And Saab was not ready for this, he simply did not have so much time and money at his disposal. And so a year later, Eli decides to return to his native Beirut and start his career there. He opened his own studio, hiring 10 workers.


Ironically, the success of Eli brought the war, which at that time was raging in Lebanon. Surprisingly, Saab decided to bet on luxurious and feminine evening dresses and did not lose. Firstly, even in such difficult times, lovers did not become less, many of them played weddings.

And for such events, special outfits were needed, which were proposed by Eli. Secondly, in Lebanon there were a lot of rich women who, in wartime, had never dreamed of luxury and received it at the suggestion of Saab.

Gradually, rumors about the studio and the young, but very talented port spread not only around the city, but throughout the country. And already at that time, all the outfits of the young and promising Eli had their own peculiarity - a combination of restrained, mysterious and feminine Oriental style and more free and progressive European. And this highlight hooked and attracted many.

Chic Emerald

The first show of the collection of Elie Saab was held in 1982 at the Casino du Liban in Beirut. And already then she made a real sensation. Eli recognized this trendsetter and the most talented designer.

For help, the members of the royal family began to address him. And in the early 90s of the last century, orders for tailoring dresses began to come even from France and Switzerland, so Saab had to expand the workshop and move on. We can say that then began the history of the world famous brand.

1997 was one of the most important years in Eli’s career, in which his brand became the first non-Italian to be included in the National Italian Fashion House. Saab himself became the first foreigner in the entire history of this organization. For the first time, the Elie Saab Haute Couture collection was presented at the Alta Moda fashion week held in Rome.

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And in the next 1998, a clothing line was launched in Milan. Several shows were arranged in Monaco. And even then, real world celebrities and the most significant and important people began to be included in the number of Eli's regular clients. Elie Saab dresses are loved by everyone!

Later, the first fashion salon Eli Saab was opened. But real world fame came to the couturier in 2002,when Halle Berry appeared in his dress at the Oscar ceremony, which, by the way, received the coveted statuette. In 2003, Eli offered to become a member of the Paris High Fashion Syndicate. And in June of the same year, the Eli collection was demonstrated at Fashion Week.

By the way, it was he who was the first to discover for all the shade of “dawn over Beirut”, as well as the splendor of light flying fabrics. But the critics did not like the collection to taste, and they accused the couturier of primitiveness, adornment, vulgarity, variegation and the pursuit of profit.

Black classic

But still in the same year, Saab received the title of holder of the National Order of the Republic from the Lebanese government. And in 2005, Saab presented for all to see the collection “Elie Saab Pret-a-Porter Spring-Summer 2006”. And since then, his shows have been held here annually.

In 2007, was opened a huge boutique, located on the Champs Elysees. The brand was officially registered in 2004. Today Saab boutiques are available in many countries. Photo collections can be found in all fashion magazines. And the designer himself is one of the most popular.

Clothing lines

Today there are several clothing lines from Elie Saab:

  • "Elie Saab Couture" - high class fashion clothing. These are luxurious and stunning evening dresses. Their main features are complex draperies, a combination of transparent and dense noble fabrics, ornaments made of rhinestones, precious and semi-precious stones, beads, sparkling embroidery, transparent inserts, floral motifs, complex silhouettes. Almost all dresses are long, which adds mystery and femininity. By the way, Saab himself notes that the dress should fit the woman, and not vice versa. And so the patterns Eli’s tailors do not use, they sew dresses right on models.
  • "Elie Saab Pret-a-Porter" - ready-to-wear clothing for everyday wear. The first collection was presented in 2005, and then Eli showed trouser suits, blouses, short dresses, skirts. All these fashionable things were meant for everyday life, but still they all differed in rather intricate and uneven Oriental-style cuts.
  • “Elie by Elie Saab” is a stunning wedding dress, each of which is a true masterpiece of art. According to Eli himself, the secret of the popularity of the bridal collection is the use of noble and natural fabrics, as well as stunning decor items, such as crystals and pearls. In addition, all dresses are hand-sewn.The models are varied, but the couturier prefers wide and lush hemlines with trains, as well as draped bodices. The result is a combination of purity, mystery and femininity.
  • Elie Saab Accesories - accessories brand.

In 2011, the debut of the perfume “Elie Saab Le Parfum” with the main notes of jasmine and orange flowers.

Regular customers

Among the regular customers of Elie Saab are the best and most popular stars and important people. The first client, as already noted, was Halle Berry, who chose a dress of the color of Burgundy wine with a lush hem and a transparent bodice decorated with floral appliqués.

Zoe Saldana

Also in the dresses of Saab were seen Christina Aguilera, Mina Suvari, Rihanna, Mila Kunis, Beyonce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Braxton, Sharon Stone, Anna Kendrick, Aishwarya Rai, the Duchess of Luxembourg Stephanie de Lannoy, Keira Knightley and many others.

Angelina Jolie

Not everyone can afford dresses from Elie Saab, so I want to wish every girl to become the owner of such a masterpiece!

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