Francine Ballard's Rantings of the Accessory-Obsessed.
As the Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture show moved into it’s second half, the powder blue looks gave way to a deeper teal color before moving back to nude and then into gold. Some of my favorite looks came here in the teal crepe gown with lace inset that wrapped around the ribs, a gentle flutter down the side of the dress, and in the nude colored gown embellished all over but with a solid panel bib at the bodice set into the gown and contrasting with the beading everywhere else.
The floaty gowns with lace and gold that appeared collaged onto them almost like a decoupage, were subtle in some colorways and delicately glamorous in others. And by the end of the show it was nothing but glamour in all-over beaded golden gowns (like this one worn by Karlie Kloss) that sparkled as brightly as the stars who will surely wear them. -RS (Images via Vogue.it)
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)
Fan BingBing winning again (twice!) at Cannes. I mean, really! -RS (Images via T&L)