Elie Saab’s Fall 2010 Couture presentation was red hot. Garnet, scarlet, ruby and crimson dominated the runway of this breath-taking presentation.
Aside from the reds the colour scheme was perfect for Fall with gold, pewter, mint, gold, champagne and fiery prints which looked even more dramatic in motion – like a volcano erupting. The first thing that sprang to mind when seeing this collection – which was based on a phoenix arising from the ashes – was grown up glamour. Many young stars like Dakota Fanning have enjoyed wearing Elie Saab recently, but for me this collection is for women like Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Monica Bellucci and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Dramatic gowns dominated the presentation, but I found myself favouring the beaded jumpsuit which draped at the front. It was very different for Elie who’s known for his red carpet gowns, plus I can so picture this being worn by Cate Blanchett. The designer is not looking to test fashion boundaries, but if you’re looking for pure unadulterated high octane glamour this is the collection for you.
For the finale, the bride appears from the ashes wearing a sensational ash grey gown with a flowing vein and intricate embroidered details.
Who will be the lucky starlet to wear a look from this collection?