by Rebecca Todaro
Elie Saab is keeping things classic and classy this autumn with a collection that was beautifully timeless. Everything was so elegant, it seemed to me like a reworking of what Grace Kelly would wear had she been a young actress today. Saab’s collection is hands down one of my favorites this season. Each piece was simply delicious. Well-tailored, and sharp lines contrasted with romantic and flowing skirts and capes which created beautiful movement on the runway. Cut-outs with lace and sheer details were also prominent. This added a sexiness to the looks while still maintaining a respectable modesty. The collection was dramatic but wearable. Classic a-line skirts, cinched waists, and fitted suits made for pieces that would be flattering on any woman.
all images courtesy of vogue.co.uk
Saab, like so many other designers this season, plunged into the monochromatic trend, but added a little zest by injecting chartreuse, teal, and purple, proving that fall and winter don’t just have to be about black and navy. With straight, slicked back hair and smoky eyes, the styling didn’t detract from the clothing, but really emphasized each beautiful piece. The bottom line is that I would love to own everything put out by Elie Saab this season, if only to pretend that I’m a modern day Princess of Monaco.