Fairy Tale Dresses to Swoon Over at Elie Saab Couture

Elie Saab makes princess dresses like no other--and the little girl inside many of us will find a special thrill in watching the all-glitter trails, bustiers and other designs so far from daily reality. Yesterday's fall couture show proved no different.
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Elie Saab makes princess dresses like no other--and the little girl inside many of us will find a special thrill in watching the all-glitter trails, bustiers and other designs so far from daily reality. Yesterday's fall couture show proved no different.
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Elie Saab makes princess dresses like no other--and the little girl inside many of us will find a special thrill in watching the all-glitter trails, bustiers and other designs so far from daily reality.

Yesterday's fall 2014 couture show proved no different. The show kicked off with ruby dresses, all exquisitely embroided: flouncy cocktail numbers fit for a modern day Dorothy on the yellow brick road, but also floor-length sheer boat necks and v-cuts--proving Saab had majestically merged couture and joaillerie onto garments.

The palette offered a considerable exercise in nude with silver rivieras of crystals, but also peppered the show with deep emerald and midnight blue. Could this be the couturier's take on color-blocking?

Some looks were a tad more modern, such as a silk one-shouldered jumpsuit. Nevertheless, the final look--a heavy wedding dress complete with a heavy veil and layers so thick the model struggled to walk--proved Elie Saab's designs are still deeply rooted in a modern fairy tales.

Photos: IMAXtree