Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture
The collection is titled “In Constantinople’s Wake” and you can see the subtle hints of Ottoman motifs and an overall sense of diminished, yet still glittering beauty throughout; as if you were watching very old and perfectly preserved gowns walk the runway for one more round of awe. The black lace pieces don’t thrill us as much as they could, but we’ve had more than our fill of that particular style lately. The creams, golds, pale pinks and peacock blues, however, are gorgeous, with a glamorous, regal undertone to them. There is nothing here that reinvents the wheel, but these are the kinds of ethereally beautiful gowns and dresses one likes to think of when one thinks of haute couture.
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