ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Fashion Show
A Royal Affair
Royally opulent silhouettes appear from between the columns of the Palais Brongniart, with a stature befitting the most majestic and prestigious of ceremonies.
The first looks gleam, blood-red, akin to rubies plucked from a crown. Veins of carmine sequins highlight the waist, shining like rivulets of colored diamonds. From a distance, they define and draw out the silhouette with celestial light.
Evoking a fiery set of jewels, dresses and trains are embroidered with gem-colored crystals: emerald green, ruby red and sapphire blue. The procession of jewels in the crown is broken up by silvery sheaths that liquefy into crystalline reflections. Sequins shimmer as if a symphony of colors, a few amongst them calling forth in their wake, the finest tessellations imaginable.
Gowns reveal backs that have been cut into the pear and oval shapes of jewels. A décolleté that curves elegantly like the beak of a swan is set with rows of beading, running analogous to a waistline underscored with glittering stones. To contrast, silhouettes appear with an asymmetric neckline, or are bowed and draped in silk chiffon.
Regal, the bride emerges with her three bridesmaids, wearing a gown embroidered with repeated linear constellations of smoked quartz, crystal and waves of silvery moondust. She is radiant, a comet of light.