Fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab 2011-03-09 15:31:40

2011 Fall Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab

Fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab 2011-03-09 15:31:40

Elie Saab, a favorite of high-wattage celebs like Halle Berry, showed a polished collection of daywear before wowing us with his evening dresses. It seemed designed to appeal to a wide variety of ladies — there were skinny pants and tunics for the minimalist, peplum jackets for the retro feminine gal, and draped jersey cocktail dresses for the '70s fan. Even the colors were varied; rather than sticking to a neutral palette or all jewel tones, he balanced it out. The evening dresses were sleek, cut close to the body with draping and ruching, and the red-carpet looks were delivered beaded, and even some with thigh-high slits up the leg. Overall it was a crowd-pleaser, full of pretty clothes for pretty women.

  • Trends: Ladylike polish, peplum, minimalism.
  • Colors: Siren red, neutrals, burgundy, black, nude.
  • Key Looks: The sparkly beaded evening gowns.
  • Accessories: Belts on dresses, cool minimalist cuff neck pieces.
  • Who Would Wear It: Women with red-carpet obligations.

Source: Catwalking

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