Ellie Saab – The Enchanter

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Tale as long as time, tune as old as song ; the typical ancient  world of fairy-tales says. The little girl’s mind would take those fabled tales as a gospel; the prince charming riding a white horse, the Castle, the Cinderella and her mirror sandals, the fairy God-Mother, and the Brave Beauty with a benevolent Beast. Illusions have become a dreamy reality now as the Star of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson or shall we say the ever-gorgeous Belle steps out downright from the world of fairies. She has stunned her admirers once again by accoutering this shear white gown and cape by the Enchanter of Fashion itself, who is none other than the Ellie Saab.

In Shanghai, during the Chinese Premiere of her film, Emma Watson was seen in this white tulle and crepe multi layered gown and a sheer trailed cape, both were embellished with beads and sequence details. This certainly shows how the Lebanese designer conjured a world of rainbows and unicorns in today’s era. He conjured the magic of charismatic gowns and elegance of women; he’s a true definition of Sui genres. His fusion of eastern and western culture gave him a supreme position in the hearts of famous celebrities like Eva GreenNicki Minaj ,Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg,Queen Rania of Jordan,Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden,Beyoncé,Aishwarya Rai,Anna Kendrick,Christina Aguilera,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Angelina Jolie,Celine Dion,Elena Anaya,Elsa Zylberstein,Taylor Swift.

The eldest son of a wood merchant who used to cut patterns out of newspaper and searched his mother’s closet for any lace he could find, was self trained from his early age of 8. His sister was his fashion model and his mother’s closet served as his treasure. Saab’s inevitable passion surprised his family when a gorgeous blue and white stripped gown became the first design in his very young age. One of his dresses thickly embroidered with emeralds and diamonds was reportedly sold for $2.4 million. In 1997 Saab was the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda.

His collection are close to miracle for the general audience; ranging from ready to wear to haute couture. Rich lustrous fabrics like satin, silk or tulle, embellishments of sequin, beads, pearls and diamond and creative use of silk thread; all transfer you to a magical classics. The inspiration behind the collection is the beauty and elegance in a women and that is what his attire depicts. His designs never in a million years fails to speak the grace, sensuality, confidence and delicacy of a women. The best of Ellie Saab’s designs that would never fail to amaze people are listed below.

Elie Saab RTW Spring 2017
Elie Saab RTW Spring 2017

The ” standing on the stardust” theme was a world full of limelight in Ellie Saab’s RTW Spring 2017 collection. A sunset pleated maxi gown of shimmering fabric that reflects light through its knife pleats is best for a memorable evening. The plunge halter neckline combined with a midriff fabric belt gives a sensuous feel to every girl who grace the dance floor. Give a look to the rich fabric trailing behind from a single side along with the wide flair and you will believe that you’re witnessing an Egyptian Goddess.



Beyonce dazzled during her premiere of Life Is But A Dream in newyork and guess who could be the designer of this drop-dead gorgeous gown? Off-course the prodigy, Ellie Saab. This exquisite gown twinkled on the carpet as she graced the floor;the delicate embellishments and the crystalline fabric making her be an eye-candy among her admirers. Floral applique, beaded jewels, sequin work, boat neck and the criss cross details revealing the deep neckline and the waist area; all were the intricate details of this outfit.


To know how to play with colors like a perfectionist is sure a big bonus point for a designer. Here, Ellie Saab showed an effective and efficient utilization of candy red color along with its tints and shades. Monochromatic theme is always the best option while choosing contrasting colors; this is how Elizabeth Banks solved her dilemma of colors. She chose the most brilliant outfit with a perfect color choice of bright and dull shades of red. The entire flare as well, upper bodice and the sleeves are adorned with the signature beads and sequin work by Ellie Saab. This boat neck gown flaunts the extraordinary beauty of a women, thus it righteously complements this hungar games star.


We can’t help but to marvel on this nude-blush shade, overall beaded Ellie Saab gown carried gracefully by the famous Black Widow of Captain America series. Scarlett Johansson made us drool over this amazing piece of artistic fashion as she graced the red carpet. She surely would have felt like a mermaid with the soft net hem trailing, the caplet details on the sleeves and with the deep v neckline. Her dramatic hairs swept upside in a wavy bun style were the most coolest thing you could ever witness.amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala - Arrivals

This silver glistening Ellie Saab’s gown transfer us back to 1920s flapper dresses although it’s a modern modification. The large horizontal panels of laces alternatively placed with sequined fabric, the plunging neckline,the thin lace string tied at the neck along with the gathers at the hem panel; all gives an ancient yet edgy touch to Milla Jovovich when she attended the amFAR gala.


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As if the entire garland of lilac flowers are brought together to form a dress in honor of some regal empress; such is the enticement of Ellie Saab’s gowns. This strapless gown is dreamy, fragile and feminine, it’s the attire of romance and a symbol of divine flora. As this Indian Diva promenaded at the 68th Cannes film festival in this strapless gown all eyes were glued to her breathtaking appearance. Aishwarya Rai surely chose the perfect dress as the whole gown was a perfect blend of appliqued flowers, princess-like flare and bead plus sequin embroidery.

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We don’t know whether this Cinderella would find her prince charming or not, but we do know that she got her perfect princess attire to flaunt in her magical town. Lily James wore this mesmerizing white elegant gown by Ellie Saab during her Cinderella movie premiere. In reality too, this dress detailed with a silver net overlay and embossed with delicate floral pattern;  did justice to her character. The perfect flare, the back trail, the illusion-ed neckline and sleeves, the thin waste belt, silver beaded sparkle and the prominent zipper at the back; all of these elements put intellectually by Ellie Saab, conjured the spell of magic so beautifully that we can’t tell apart the reality from our dreams.


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