If little girls dream of becoming a princess then Elie Saab has made dreams come true (for those with unlimited budgets that is!) Sending an array of pretty pastels down the Parisian runway, the self-taught designer fulfilled childhood fantasies with floor-skimming gowns, ornate detailing and an abundance of fabric.
And what better a time to showcase such a fairytale than with the Oscars next month? You can almost imagine the thousands of teeny tiny crystals delicately applied to the collection lighting up the red carpet, to a flurry of flash bulbs.
But for those looking to wow in less princess-inspired frocks, structured suits and shorter hemlines were also present.
Already a past favourite with the celeb crowd- Saab’s designs are never far from a long-limbed actress or two – so there’s little doubt that we will be seeing more of this collection.
Splashes of shimmer yearned to swap the runway for the Oscars red carpet, Elie Saab, Paris Fashion Week, SS12
Pastels formed the signature colour palette at Elie Saab, Paris Fashion Week, SS12
Elie Saab produced the belles of the couture ball! Paris Fashion Week, SS12