Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture was a show remarkably sophisticated and delicate for one that had so much gold incorporated into the gowns. Saab referenced a Grace Kelly sort of silhouette and even with crystals, beading, lace, and gold leaf created a collection of such immense beauty, fragility, romance and chic that it will appeal to pretty much every woman I know.
The show opened with beautiful beaded black dresses that played on transparencies in tulle and chiffon, and then moved into looks in blush and nude, peach and then a dusty powder blue. The silhouettes were similar to those at Valentino, and both these houses have really gone in for the shape in a way that feels fresh and light and the preferred alternative to so many mermaid/trumpet shapes we’ve seen for evening-wear.
More photos to follow… stay tuned. -RS (Images via Vogue.it)