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Elie Saab's Amazon-Inspired Spring 2018 Collection Is a Bit Too Glam for the Jungle

Not that we would expect anything less from the eveningwear designer.
A look from the Elie Saab Spring 2018 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from the Elie Saab Spring 2018 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

Everything Elie Saab does, he does with high glamour. To wit, his Spring 2018 collection, which was inspired by the Amazon, featured no jungle-ready clothes.

Instead, Saab turned his hand to practical daywear — well, practical for Saab — presenting suiting in bright, bird-of-paradise colors and weekend-ready separates of embellished tees and slinky bomber jackets. This being a hot-weather collection, Saab also sent caftans down the runway, which were perfectly suited to the woman who wants to lounge poolside, but never get wet.

Of course, where Saab shines is in eveningwear, and this collection was no exception. It came in beaded gowns with car-wash skirts and sheer lace jumpsuits with lingerie-inspired details. Truthfully, it all felt a little more Balmain than Saab — where pretty princesses usually rule the runway, but loyal customers will find something to buy come spring.

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See the full Ellie Saab Spring 2018 collection in the gallery below.

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