Worshiping at the temple of Saab

I’ve written about it before, but I think Elie Saab makes the prettiest, show stopping dresses for women today, hands down. There are plenty of designers that come close, but to me, Elie Saab is a master at creating silhouettes that are soft and feminine, but still modern, and mixing them with fresh, lush color palettes, and mind boggling detail. I finally got around to looking at the Fall/Winter haute couture collection, and wow. Just wow. All of these gowns would be fit for a princess. They’re show-stopping, truly. Look at the beading, the attention to detail. They’re the definition of regal — dresses fit for royalty. If I were going to the Oscars, you can bet your Governor’s Ball ticket that I would be in Saab.

This is just a small sampling of the 46 gowns that were featured in this show (and I had a really hard time editing it down!). If you have some time, I highly recommend you watch the show. It’s dress making at its finest. Truly inspiring!


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  1. 8.20.12

    Her dresses are my absolute favorite. They are so sleek yet classy. This makes me ready for awards season! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. 8.20.12
    Christin said:

    Like…seriously they are all amazing. And I thought it was going to say “show me the money”.

    • 8.20.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      It could’ve. Rumor has it that a Saab doesn’t come cheap.

      The car or the dress.

  3. 8.20.12
    Alyssa said:

    Sigh…everything that Elie Saab comes out with is entirely too gorgeous. The details on these are impeccable. Love!

    The Glossy Life

  4. 8.20.12
    rita said:

    totally agree. he is an amazing designer and just makes women look amazing… i would kill to wear one of his gowns!

  5. 8.20.12

    I also bow down at the Temple of Saab. My “glam” board on Pinterest is 80% comprised of Saab gowns.

  6. 8.20.12

    Gorgeous! If I ever were a celebrity who needed an Oscar or Tony dress, I think one of these would have to be it.

    (somehow don’t think I should be holding my breath….)

    • 8.20.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      Right? I don’t understand how there are any other options for celebs!

      Did you know you can buy tickets to award shows and be a seat filler? Years ago,
      I took all my residents (yes, I was an RA for ONE YEAR, OKAY?) to sit in the
      bleachers at the Emmy’s. Trust me when I say that 50% of the people going to
      these things are not really celebs!

  7. 8.20.12

    I totally agree! Elie Saab is one of my favourite designers, and every time I post about him on my blog, it’s always a long rave about how much I love him and his collections! These dresses are just gorgeous! x

    Kate {Modette}

  8. 8.20.12
    Natalie said:

    I couldn’t agree more! They make my heart flutter! Let me just clean the drool off my desk now…

  9. 8.20.12
    Chelsea said:

    Such gorgeous gowns. If only I could afford one…
    xo, Chelsea

  10. 8.21.12

    Agree! Elie Saab has been a favorite of mine for several years now. If I could get married all over again, I’d definitely splurge on one of her gorgeous gowns. Thanks for the pretty post!