Elie Saab FALL 2020 COUTURE

 For those who, like this reviewer, are still waiting for a chance to experience “the Paris of the Middle East,” Saab paints it in impressionistic, watercolor hues, “like the subtle smell of jasmine in the spring.” 

With a palette of pale blues, blush pinks, gentle greens, and muted golds, the designer translated strength into diaphanous veils showered with feathers and crystal droplets, fortitude into a cascade of intricate and organic embroideries, and resilience into a shoulder line rendered sculptural via a whorl of lustrous rose petals.