Recently, we have been featuring bridal gowns from Elie Saab’s Spring 2014 Couture Collection.
Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as ‘ES’, is a Lebanese fashion designer, with workshops in Milan and Paris, as well as Lebanon.
Saab’s style is a unique fusion of the cultures of the east and the west. Using materials such as satin, noble, taffeta, organza, and satin paired with more fluid and light fabrics, Saab creates a stunning, fashion-forward look in all of his designs.
Inspired by the nineteenth-century Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who painted scenes from the Roman Empire with his subjects reclining amid marble statuary, and the Mediterranean Sea in the background, Elie set out to capture a bit of that idyllic ambiance with his new Spring 2014 collection. His pastel colors—blush pink, hydrangea blue, and lilac—were lifted from an Alma-Tadema canvas, and the collection’s empire waists and gently draped volumes are suggestive of classical dress.
Saab is synonymous with red-carpet sparkle, and there is plenty of that here, as usual.
Here are some more bridal gown designs from that stunning collection: