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The Light Of Now

#CELEBRATEINGOLD SHARE AN EXCEPTIONAL WISH FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

moments of light

#CELEBRATEINGOLD
SHARE AN EXCEPTIONAL WISH FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

We wish you a year of…

Extraordinary elegance
Joyous music
New discoveries
Illuminated style
Starry skies
Moments of light
Sublime femininity
Precious delights
Shining surprises

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Celebrating in gold around the globe
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Hiamag

We wish for every woman in the world to feel beautiful and empowered; to be free of regret and doubt - To start a new chapter in her life today with love and positive vibes.
#CelebrateInGold

Paris Girl Couture

Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with glitz, glamour and gold
#CelebrateInGold

Yasmina.com

Let's have #2015 full of Gold
#CelebrateInGold

Moda Operandi

Shine from within this holiday season
#CelebrateInGold

Elisabeth de Feydeau

For 2015: Harmony, Hope and womanity!
#CelebrateInGold

Sylvie de France

Une étincelle de Bonheur
Pour une année éclatante...
#CelebrateInGold

Smartologie

Let there be love, light, beauty and grace! Love because we all need it, light because the world would not exist without it, beauty because it makes us better and kinder and grace because we all strive for it.
#CelebrateInGold

Mademoiselle Vogue

Dressing Christmas in Gold and an aura of Light with ELIE SAAB. Merry Christmas!
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Angélita M

Un très joyeux Noël et surtout parfumé avec ELIE SAAB Le Parfum mais aussi ses magnifiques créations très Couture.
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A la mode de Sasou

La magie des fêtes s'installe peu à peu, le doré, l'or, les paillettes seront au rendez-vous et pour qu'elles soient encore plus belles #Celebrateingold avec ELIE SAAB.
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The Light Of Now

PLAYLIST #11 #CELEBRATE IN GOLD

Music Now

PLAYLIST #11
#CELEBRATE IN GOLD

A selection of music now and into the next as a background for living the lights of the season. Let these sounds help celebrate the parties, the city lights, and heart of winter nights around the turn of a new year. Now is the time to privilege love and light, luminous like gold.

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The Regal Train Behind Her

La maison

The Regal Train Behind Her

The train of a wedding gown is the signature of majesty and ceremonial splendor. The Light of Now explores elements of its symbolic significance and design creation, as the final flourish of bridal resplendence.

A Symbol
The additional amount of fabric used to construct the length of a train influences its consideration as a symbol of wealth and stature. At a time when alliances represented of the joining of courts, countries and political influence, the European tradition of the wedding dress train, more specifically, came to symbolize aristocratic rank and landownership within the family of the bride.

A Measurement
Lengths are not standardized with the ELIE SAAB Haute Couture atelier; each is personalized according to the bride's wishes. On October 20th 2012, Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy wed Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in a Haute Couture wedding gown with a grand, five-meter train that required nearly 3,200 hours of work in the ELIE SAAB Haute Couture atelier.

An Extension of the Waistline
Depending on the volume of the dress, a wedding gown's train length is drawn. These two elements must be in proportion. Within the ELIE SAAB Haute Couture atelier, a corset is built inside the dress's bodice to reinforce it and to support the train behind. Materials of tulle and crinoline lend definition and volume to the waistline, which is often finished with a fine line of a belt – a signature of the Maison.

A Display of Embroidery
Elaborate, hand-worked embroidery is a signature of ELIE SAAB Haute Couture It touches nearly 90 percent of ELIE SAAB haute couture wedding dresses and requires the most time and expertise. There is not one, signature ELIE SAAB embroidery but rather patterns according to seasons, featuring details such as silk thread hand worked to assume the appearance of fine pearls. While a train can be entirely embroidered, it may also be opulently embroidered in the center, becoming gradually faint and more delicate down the train.

A Finished Form
Rounded or square at its corners, the end form of a wedding dress train is also a designer's signature. The ELIE SAAB haute couture signature is a wedding gown train that is round, almost oblong. It is formed to be a natural prolongation of the dress, in order to conserve the harmony of the lines...

View the wedding gown at the finale of the ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014-2015 collection here.

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A private visit to the ELIE SAAB Boutique
 La Collection des Essences with Elisabeth de Feydeau

Accès Privé

A private visit to the ELIE SAAB Boutique
La Collection des Essences with Elisabeth de Feydeau

French perfume expert and historian Elisabeth de Feydeau recounts her private visit to the ELIE SAAB boutique in Paris. Here, she encounters La Collection des Essences, ELIE SAAB's latest ode to the scent of the exceptional, which is directly inspired by the art of Haute Couture.

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The Arrival

Paris is bathed in the gentle morning light of late Autumn. On the Rond-Pont des Champs-Elysées, I enter into the ELIE SAAB boutique and find myself in a haven of peace. I'm about to travel to a place where women are treated like queens, magnified by the vision of a designer who loves and respects them.

The Boutique

The boutique is vast, infinite in its straight and pure lines. The monochrome beige marble, a signature of the house, is punctuated by the gradations of colors of ELIE SAAB creations. The eye of the creator is in each detail, in the approach of excellence. Supreme elegance arises from this refinement, which mixes color and light, volume and transparency. I love the dresses' powdered aspect and fluidity, moving with grace like a slow wave. Each accessory, bag, clutch, glove, shoe, fur stole and jewel participates in this delicate universe.

The Haute Couture Salon

Prolonging the daydream, I am hosted in the Haute Couture salon as if in a private residence. I admire the long dresses of the latest collection, ordered by clients in total confidentiality as made-to-measure. Detailed work in crystal, silk threading and pearls is an ode to femininity, a celebration of beauty. Their sparkle is magical, exceptional, the colors melt together, and the fabrics are superimposed in an incredible sensation of lightness. ELIE SAAB also translates the spirit of Haute Couture into the most perfect but invisible form: perfume.

Discovery of La Collection des Essences

The ceremony can begin, precious and delicate, as if I were being presented with a jewel. Four bottles of thick glass, each facetted and crystalline, frame the color of each fragrance. The most noble, raw materials have been chosen, worked into layers to create volume and texture. It is time to try one after the other, to enter into their material like a dress. Delicately, I adjust them on my skin in order to smell them, to understand them.

The Heart of La Collection des Essences

Rose presents itself at first - voluptuous, enveloping. Of exquisite gentleness, it's a divine sketch of fresh, handpicked flowers. Then, with the softness of pearls, Gardenia. This essence is a sculpture, based on the duality of creamy wood and floral tenderness. Then, the radiant glow of Ambre; this essence is a harmony of sensual notes. And, Oud, an ode to depth towards absolute sensuality that never compromises itself. Which essence to choose, when I don't want to give up any of them!? A multitude of considered, delicate details finish the ceremony before, with a generous gesture, they trace upon me the form of an S, as in ELIE SAAB. This final rain of scented droplets, like gold, remain witnesses to this dream, which is finished but is also prolonged by the lingering scent of La Collection des Essences...

Elisabeth de Feydeau

The Light Of Now

PLAYLIST #10 WARM ON A COLD NIGHT

Music Now

PLAYLIST
#10 WARM ON A COLD NIGHT

Slip into something hypnotic with this month's music selection for winter nights. The creative arrangement of Kaleidoscope by Kaytranada and the uplifting pop-inspired sounds of Supernatural by AlunaGeorge are just some of the notes to keep you warm on a cold night.

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L.A.: Dinner with Elie Saab A Private Dinner in Los Angeles

Accès Privé

L.A.: Dinner with Elie Saab
A Private Dinner in Los Angeles

On a visit to the United States, Elie Saab hosted a private dinner at Il Cielo restaurant in Los Angeles on November 13, 2014. Featuring a live performance by the R&B duo Marian Hill, the candlelit evening was one of L.A.-style celebrity magnetism.

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Resort Essentials

new & now

Resort Essentials

Tempting like Parisian macaroons are the vanilla, raspberry and reglisse colors that illuminate the ELIE SAAB Resort 2015 collection. In an equally irresistible accord of green almond and vanilla infusion, ELIE SAAB L'Eau Couture completes the season's sunlit accessories with its signature scent of freshness and light.

O1 Begonia beaded flats
O2 Print detail perspex clutch
O3 ELIE SAAB L'Eau Couture
O4 Poincaré medium shoulder bag in jasmine, mint, begonia and black
O5 Mint pointy pump with metallized leather

Available to purchase at ELIE SAAB boutique

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Celebrity Style: Lily Collins

new & now

Celebrity Style:
Lily Collins

With the grace of an artist's brushstroke, actress Lily Collins made a sensation at the October 19th premiere of "Love, Rosie" during the 9th annual Rome Film Festival. From sketch, to runway, to red carpet: the silk ombre gown, from the Haute Couture Spring Summer 2014 collection, is transformed into her own interpretation of modern elegance.


I'm sure your heart skipped several beats, like mine did, when you saw Lily take to the red carpet in this elegant ELIE SAAB Spring 2014 Couture ombre gown...

Catherine Kallon
Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Facets & reflections

moments of light

Facets & reflections

Like a facetted jewel, a bottle of ELIE SAAB Le Parfum is a play of angles and volumes. Designer Sylvie de France recounts how its generous form emerges from a classic cube, catching and reflecting light through crystalline liquid.


The cube is something extremely stable, of a perfect geometry, reassuring.


In this cube I formed a roundness inside to create contrast. It softens the cube and adds light.


Lastly, the facets. They add a signature to the cube. They bring detail, elegance and, above all, luminous reflection. Like an aura of light...

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