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Elie Saab Spring 2012 – Paris Fashion Week

The spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week had really a beautiful finish, as some of the most renowned fashion houses in the world showcased their masterpiece-like collections, and as far as evening wear is concerned, Elie Saab definitely attracted the most attention. Announcing the end of Paris Fashion Week, the graceful Elie Saab spring 2012 collection, suggestively named Color Shock, presented a line of strong, sexy and ultra-feminine evening dresses that raise the bar in terms of elegance. With a strong emphasis on color, sheen and classiness, the collection oozes sophistication and refinement, hinting that an ultra-sexy spring is ahead.


Well defined cuts, sheerness and lacy details along with eye-catching sparkling sequins are the main elements used to create the to-die-for, red-carpet-appropriate gowns that highlight the Lebanese designer’s impeccable drape and fit. Although the collection had knee length dresses and even feminine tailored pantsuits and jumpers with plunging necklines for a cheeky effect, the highly glamorous floor-length evening dresses were the pearls of the line. Embracing jewel toned hues ranging from sapphire blue, ochre, soft orange to emerald-green, but also soft creamy white tones, the Elie Saab woman is utterly feminine, ethereal and sensual for the new sunny season in body-hugging silhouettes and lace embroidered bodices.
Elie Saab’s incredible craftsmanship was more than evident throughout the gorgeous designs, the vivid examples of which are the daring necklines with asymmetric touches, flowing gowns or subtle pleat details. The designer opted for high splits to bring just the right amount of sexiness and sensuality with a definite modern touch. In terms of accessories, the classy refined dresses were finished off with geometric clutches and simple strappy pumps in the same color palette. All in all, accessories were kept more discreet, thus shifting the focus on the breathtaking dresses.
So classic, elegant and feminine, the Elie Saab spring 2012 collection is sure to lead in the new season, as far as the evening wear goes.

Photo courtesy of WWD