Elie Saab: candy couture

The particular breed of elegance that graced the Elie Saab haute couture spring 2012 runway show was the kind that was born of the 1950s and ’60s. The kind you’d associate with icons like Grace Kelly, the kind that’s both delicate yet coolly powerful.

Saab, as he is usually wont to do, sectioned his parade of floating gowns into blocks of colour. This time it was a delicious palette fitting to the vintage theme; a palette of cupcake frostings and candies, from lemon yellow to peppermint to a fairy floss pink.

A more understated approach for Saab – this was a couture collection sans shimmer or sequins – the intricate lacework and creeping floral appliqués were an ethereal vision.

You can see all of the Elie Saab haute couture spring 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.

Backstage

Beauty

Photography by Imaxtree