SS18 Paris Couture Week: Elie Saab’s roaring twenties

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  • Saturday, 03 Feb 2018

A glitzy throwback to Paris in the 1920s was reimagined with contemporary workmanship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To brash Jazz music worthy of a party hosted by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Lebanese designer Elie Saab put on his dancing shoes for an exuberant ode to the Roaring Twenties.

Paris, “the city of love, the city of sin”, was the setting, as models in column silhouettes slinked provocatively down a gilded stone staircase and onto the catwalk.

It wasn’t just the music that was attention-grabbing.

Giant neck bows, embellished cloche hats, capes, split legs and plunging necklines came alongside cinched waists. Mini-skirts on models were richly adorned in sequins and ostrich feathers.

The strongest part of the 54-design collection was Saab’s exploration of the Art Deco styles popular in the post-World War I era. One black gown with structured silver and gold accents got its power from the simplicity of its silhouette. Sometimes, less is more. – AP

View the slideshow below for a look at some of the Elie Saab designs.

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