In a mesmerizing display that marries historical monarchs with Hollywood allure, Elie Saab unveiled his Fall/Winter 2023/24 collection amidst the opulent setting of a former royal palace within the Louvre – the heart of Paris. This regal tribute drew inspiration from medieval queens, blending the elegance of history with cinematic charm. The star-studded audience included clients, actresses, and fashion luminaries like Olivia Palermo, Joey King, Lana Condor, and Nieves Alvarez.
Saab’s collection captured the timeless essence of queens, with standout pieces including a pink tulle gown adorned with silk petals and petite cock feathers, reminiscent of Keira Knightley in «The Duchess.» A black velvet gown with peak shoulders evoked Charlize Theron in «Snow White and the Huntsman,» sans the malevolence. To complement the regal theme, princely models graced the show, one in a sleek tuxedo and cloak adorned with abstract crystal patterns, reminiscent of Angelina Jolie in «Maleficent.»
The grand finale featured dream-like columns showcasing tulle and lace ensembles adorned with bugle beads, crystals, and fabric petals. Saab’s couture creations earned him a standing ovation.
Saab’s collection remained faithful to his couture philosophy – intricate creations adorned with jewel tones of ruby, amethyst, and emerald. Draped velvets and whimsical fantasy creations took center stage, with a sleeker silhouette and modern touch.
As the fashion house of Elie Saab prepares to celebrate the opening of its new boutique in One Monte-Carlo, this Phoenician couturier’s empire continues to expand. Beyond fashion, his interior design business thrives with ongoing construction projects offering Elie Saab-branded apartments and villas in markets from the Gulf to Vietnam. Clients in Milan flock to Elie’s décor store, strategically located near the Duomo.
Elie Saab’s legacy in the world of fashion and design remains unmatched, as he crafts a captivating narrative of regal glamour at the Louvre.