Hot couture! Elie Saab unveils new collection with gowns fit for the red carpet

Elie Saab conquered the red carpet world when Halle Berry wore his design to pick up her first Oscar in 2002.
And judging by his fall-winter 2012-12 couture collection, his sucess is set to continue.
The Lebanese designer didn't stray from the winning recipe that has made him a hit with the Hollywood elite.
Elie Saab
Elie Saab
Blue for you: Elie Saab presents his Fall-Winter 2011/12 collection at Couture week in Paris at Palais de Chaillot 
 Elie Saab
Ice queen: Saab's bridal dress featured intricate beading and a Cathedral-length veil
But with dramatic detailing, flowing silks and intricate beading, there is no need to.
Models walked the catwalk in artfully draped bustier gowns with long skirts cinched at their waists with skinny belts.
Fans installed near the photographers' pit billowed the dresses' flowing chiffon just so for the photos, and the battery of flashes electrified the designs.
 Elie Saab
Elie Saab
A model walks the runway during the Elie Saab Haute Couture
In the nude: The neutral shade is still prominent on the catwalk after being a hit last season
The dresses were feather-light and ultra-sheer, but with a lining, any actress would be ready to go to her next movie premier, gala dinner or black tie soiree.
Black Swan star Mila Kunis was the latest star to wear Saab for her trip to the Oscars last year and she turned heads in a lilac lace and chiffon gown.
Today model Daily Lowe was just one of the stars to take her place on the front row. She wore a stunning long-sleeved red dress, slashed to the thigh.
Palais de Chaillot
Haute Couture
 Elie Saab
White out: The romantic collection featured many gowns that could pass for wedding dresses
Couture has long had the reputation of attracting older customers, who could afford to spend thousands of pounds for a top.
But these days, it seems the clientele include a much younger set from further away, including young Middle Eastern, Japanese and Indian girls in their twenties.
So it comes as little surprise that Lebanese-born Elie Saab was one of the few given permission to show in Paris bthe Chambre Syndicale.
Elie Saab
Elie Saab
 Elie Saab
Midnight blue: No doubt one of these gowns will be seen on the red carpet 

 A model presents a creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab
 Elie Saab
Dramatic: Fans installed near the photographers' pit billowed the dresses' flowing chiffon 
A spokesperson for designer Stephane Rolland told The Telegraph: 'There will always be a customer who wants the best quality and can pay for it.
'It's a myth to say Arab or Russian customers are only interested in bling. They are fashion-savvy and they want interesting clothes.'
Either way, the fashion world demands audacity and constant change, and many designers attempt to reinvent themselves season after season. 
But as long as A-list actresses and wealthy women with packed social calendars keep clamoring for his high-glamour gowns, Saab needn't change a thing.
 Daisy Lowe and Alexandra Richards
Red hot: Daisy Lowe with daughter of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, Alexandra

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