Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture Collection: Sheer Fantasy, Charmed Reality

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Elie Saab has offered us all the spoils of what it is to be a charmed woman who embraces her feminity: layers of lace and tulle, tender floral touches, beadwork for miles, and fitted draping to show off the figure (and what amazing figures his girls did flaunt underneath all that craftsmanship!). His Fall 2011 couture show was bursting with ethereal yet wearable beauty. With softly cinched waists, trimmed with ribbons and corsages out of a secret garden, and liquid skirts slit to show off a toned leg or two, Saab served a plethora of impeccably-fitting gowns, all fit for the red carpet and one lovelier than the next.

Also impeccable, the range of colors. Metallic silver-gray, crystal white, muted amber-taupe, and glittering midnight blue reinforced the princess fantasy, while the short, slightly coltish dresses evoked a ladylike fairy. The grand finale? A crystalline bride. Model Toni Garrn donned a soft kiss of a gown, with a sensually bare décolletage and a fairy-princess skirt, complete with frothy-sheer veil.

These are dresses you would make an event happen for, fit for a dream wedding or a party of epic proportions. Indeed, it is every woman’s fancy to wear a dress like one of the forty-plus romantic looks Elie Saab sent down his couture runway.

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