ELIE SAAB FALL 2014 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
For the Fall 2014 Haute Couture collection by Elie Saab, the designer focused solely on ...
July 24, 2014
For the Fall 2014 Haute Couture collection by Elie Saab, the designer focused solely on red-carpet looks — cocktail dresses and ornate gowns, many featuring full skirts or trains, in pastel colors inspired by the reflections of the crystal chandeliers that served as a backdrop for the display.
Saab began with a cool palette of ice blue on a floor-length silk muslin dress embroidered with cabochons, sequins and pearls, the look draped with a matching fox fur stole. Next came variations on pink, copper, black, gray and white, often worked in dégradé on sequin-encrusted and Grecian dresses.
Tone-on-tone pearls were a key decorative element, whether scattered on a floaty midnight blue dress with butterfly sleeves or nestled amid sequins and stones on a pink and red silk tulle dress. The pearls worked best sprinkled on feather-light layered tulle, though it was hard to imagine how one would sit comfortably in these gowns.