Elie Saab Haute Couture A/W 2015-2016 collection – Elie Saab’s Princesses.
All the colors of Rapunzel’s sleepy, overgrown magical tower featured in the Lebanese designer’s subdued couture collection Wednesday.
Long lace column gowns had glimmering organic embroideries that seemed to have delicately grown up on them like the plants and vines in the fairytale princess’s tower. Sheer tulle sections in the skirts and torso played on transparency, evoking the three-dimensionality of flora.
Saab made sure his color palette this season mirrored this – doing away with his bread-and-butter, traffic-stopping bright gowns for a softer color wheel.
Gold and silver embroidered dresses captured the hues of metal. Elsewhere, nude pink evoked flesh, pale terre verte the plants, and beige and black, the Earth.
The models, who wore organic golden crowns, made it clear this indeed was a collection aimed at women who see themselves as princesses.
The wedding gown is inspired by his wife’s Claudine, for the 25 anniversary of the marriage!