Elie Saab Spring 2011

My fashion week season ended this morning at Elie Saab’s Spring 2011 presentation in Paris.

It was (as always) the perfect way to close the season.

My king was influenced by the 70s. Think the glitz and glamour of Studio 54, Bianca Jagger and Diane von Furstenberg.

We saw lots of jerseylious looks. Material not the TV show.

The jersey dresses and jumpsuits were paired alongside elegant floaty gowns and chiffon tunics.

With their soft make-up and cascading waves models stormed the runway wearing everything from chic day wear to sparking jumpsuits, to cute peachy chiffon shorts paired with a dazzling jacket, to cocktail dresses to evening gowns with plunging necklines.

The colour palette was a beautiful mix of pea green, coral, nude, slate grey and a beautiful abstract pastel print.

Of course the bling king embellished a lot of looks, but the models were also decorated in a lot of gold jewels that would make Mr T blush.

I couldn’t help but notice the accessories this season.

Models had gold bangles stacked to the elbow, gold large chokers and gold chains draped around their waists.

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Crocodile totes, shoulder bags and clutches with gold hardware were the perfect finishing touches to the elegant looks which complemented the pieces the models were wearing.

Front Row: Dita von Teese

Favourites: EVERYTHING. Don’t make me choose.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Megan Fox (in the slate grey ruched gown) Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Kruger, Rachel McAdams, Blake Lively, Cheryl Cole, Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, Fan Bingbing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Angelina Jolie, Amber Heard, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Yeoh, Beyonce Knowles and Aishwarya Rai

I’m adding the whole collection to facebook. Click here to see it.

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27 Responses to Elie Saab Spring 2011

  1. Badaboum October 9, 2010 at 20:02 #

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the whole collection.
    Just like you I cannot chose a favorite thing! Thank you for the pictures on facebook, they are brillant.
    Also, I don’t know if anybody else told you before, but the “Who I See Wearing This Collection” bit, is great! This is one of my favorite part of each “article” (not sure if this is the right word, sorry…)

    In the picture DSC_2790 (in which you can see the grey glittery jumpsuit and the grey bag that will end up in my closet someday), is this Jennifer Lopez in the front row?

    • Fashion Critic October 10, 2010 at 10:34 #

      Jennifer wasn’t there

  2. Sue Jin October 8, 2010 at 06:03 #

    Super gorgeous! I can’t agree more. Everything is just amazing! I love Elie Saab. So consistently amazing.

  3. JJ October 7, 2010 at 18:55 #

    Elie Saab never disappoints. Such a feminine flirty sexy comfortable feel to this collection. Love it!

  4. adriana October 7, 2010 at 06:55 #

    thankyou so much for this great coverage
    what a great way to inish off
    and i love that you love elie saab so much cause he’s my favourite designers aswell and he’s always the one i wait for during fashion week!
    all these dresses are amazing (like usual)
    just hope we get to see them on the red carpet … celebrities would be crazy to not wear this collection!!!

    • Fashion Critic October 7, 2010 at 08:48 #

      I sure celebs will wear this collection

  5. gossip_bangkok October 7, 2010 at 05:08 #

    A striking collection as always. I can see Dakota Fanning wear a lot of these collection. I would also love to see Kristen Stewart wear some of this collection’s pieces, now that her hair has been re-done. 🙂

  6. LISA October 7, 2010 at 01:51 #

    i can totally see gisele bundchen wearing the silver gown. is so her at the met gala.

  7. Alicat October 7, 2010 at 00:52 #

    Just beautiful. Swoon… Sigh… I like the orange halter neck best, but then there is the grey ruched gown…

    FC, I would like to add to the chorus of “thank yous” for your great site and the highly professional coverage of the fashion shows.

    • Fashion Critic October 7, 2010 at 01:44 #

      Merci 😉

  8. Alyazia October 6, 2010 at 22:03 #

    FC, havent had the chance to thank you for the great coverage of fw from 4 cities, from your coverage ive come to know some great new designers (new for me atleast) and my what a way to end this fashion month!


  9. sara October 6, 2010 at 20:34 #

    to die for everythinggggggggg….the orange dress…love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Alfie October 6, 2010 at 19:04 #

    Another collection made for Beyonce, Studio 54, big gold jewelry and oh yeah those blinged out gowns.

    Megan Fox in Elie Saab would be AMAZING!

    • Fashion Critic October 7, 2010 at 00:18 #

      i would die if Megan Fox wore that gown I picked for her

  11. Hannah October 6, 2010 at 18:13 #

    Thankyou so much for all youramazing coverage! You coverage has been imepccable, thankyou so much. I hope it was as amazing for you as it was for us! I hope you get plenty of rest, you clearly need andmoreimportantly deserve it. What a fantastic way to end the season, every single piece was outstanding. Definitely my thirdfavourite show (after I decide who is 1st and 2nd out of Giambattista Valli and Lanvin). Ifyou took these photos, they are really amazing, I wish I had facebook so Icould see them all!

    • Fashion Critic October 6, 2010 at 18:20 #

      thanks so much Hannah. It was – as always – an amazing experience.

      Loved every second

  12. cindy October 6, 2010 at 16:49 #

    If angelina jolie wore the long slate blue sequined gown with the plunging neckline, I think I could die! She would be absolutely breathtaking in it. In fact, anybody would amazing in any of these gowns!

  13. dee October 6, 2010 at 16:46 #

    I love Elie Saab.

  14. Thaysa October 6, 2010 at 16:25 #

    OMG! This collection is amazing!

  15. Alina October 6, 2010 at 15:46 #

    I LOVE IT!

    I really miss the Wish List . Right now I have soooo many wishes.

  16. f4fashion October 6, 2010 at 15:05 #

    WOW such an amazing collection, Elie never disappoints. I loved each and every piece, the accessories were great and the BAGS…Thx FC for the coverage hope you enjoyed all the shows as much as we did. btw Dita looked great at the front row.

    • Fashion Critic October 6, 2010 at 16:07 #

      my pleasure.

      Dita looked magnificent as always

  17. mm October 6, 2010 at 14:48 #

    Nooo it’s not over! Thank You for the wonderful coverage. Cant wait to read your recap of paris.

    I so agree about Megan in the slate gray gown. Cant wait to see the gowns on the red carpet.

  18. Ally October 6, 2010 at 14:44 #

    I don’t think I could pick a favorite either. Such a great collection.

  19. robbie October 6, 2010 at 14:44 #

    completely agree with you FC hard to choose a favourite piece it was all so gorgeous!

    • robbie October 6, 2010 at 15:34 #

      ooh after looking at it all again, look 51 on vogue is my ultimate favourite!

  20. JessNess October 6, 2010 at 14:35 #

    Great collection and coverage.

    You sure do love Elie Saab 😀

    Great collection

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