Elie Saab Spring 2014: A Garden Party For the Stars
Although the show notes for the Elie Saab Spring 2014 collection billed it as a lace garden, it was actually a treasure trove of red carpet-ready dresses for this coming awards season. Like his couture dresses, this ready-to-wear line — a mix of cocktail party frocks and strict eveningwear — wasn't lacking in brightly coloured silks, embroidered lace, and sparkly appliqués. The high-slit peachy rose gown, with its sheer bodice and 3D floral embellishments, might be most enticing for the A-list set, but the series of sprinkled-on glitter dresses was even more eye-catching. Then there were the painterly floral prints that truly brought the designer's vision of a blooming garden home.