Thursday, January 24, 2008

Elie Saab: Spring 2008 Couture

I, like many "normal" people, usually dismiss couture shows because I find that the clothes, though fascinating in a fantasy-like way, are generally hyperbolic, unwearable, and exclusive. Elie Saab's Spring 2008 Couture show, however, displayed wearable but extravagant clothes that every little princess dreams of donning at least once in her lifetime. The delicate and elusive balance between the wearable and the elaborate is often missed by designers who generally find themselves gravitating towards the theatrical as a way of asserting their "artiste" status. Saab's relative simplicity is what captures my childlike adoration because I can imagine its sparkling tulle floating on Manhattan streets with a carriage and prince in wild pursuit.

Find below: some additional and simply lovely looks: For Day:

Or night:

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