December 24, 2012 Best Of

Red Carpet Designer of 2012 & Couturier of 2012 – Elie Saab

Posted by Rachel Watkins

Elie Saab has done it again. The Lebanese designer has snatched up the title of Red Carpet Designer and Couturier of 2012, continuing his success from last year.

But how could he not win a second time, when his enchanting creations are ubiquitous, making a splash at nearly every party, gala, premiere, festival and awards show in the past 12 months. The Cannes Film Festival was major for Elie; so were the Academy Awards. And one of his couture gowns even showed up on the set of ‘Gossip Girl.’

Elie’s magical touch rests in the modern day princess punch he puts into every dazzling ensemble. Flowing fantasy gowns and short sparkling minis are his specialty.

Angelababy, Anna Kendrick, Doutzen Kroes, Jessica Biel, Karolina Kurkova, Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift are just some of the superstars and supermodels who went gaga for Elie Saab. Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg even selected Elie Saab Couture for her royal wedding.

Choosing Elie means, almost without exception, snagging a spot on a Best-Dressed list. No wonder he’s Mr. Popular.

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13 Responses to Red Carpet Designer of 2012 & Couturier of 2012 – Elie Saab

  1. Lily December 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Amazing designer !! Love everything he creates !! just pure beautiful art !!

  2. Dhppy December 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    After I went through so many of the images of the past year, I surprised myself and went with Valentino for Designer of 2012. I didn’t see that coming. Valentino had quite the year. Of course, Saab still got my vote for Couturier.

  3. TeaAtTwo December 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    He designs maybe a bit repetitive but one can always rely on him to look beautiful and end of the day who doesn’t want to amazing.

  4. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    SO HAPPY to see him get both again! I voted him in for both slots 🙂
    He is totally deserving.

  5. Alina December 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    He deserves it! <3

  6. jj December 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Deserve 🙂

  7. noo December 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    for me his biggest achievement (of the year) was designing a royal wedding dress! i had been waiting for this moment ever since i started following royalty, he did not disappoint 😀

    • Molly December 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

      Same here! I read that he designed the dress before I saw the pictures but I literally jumped up and down when I heard. Hopefully Stephanie will stick with him in 2013 because between her wedding gown and that blue gala gown, they have proven to be a great match.

  8. adralina December 24, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    AHHH love this post! so true! he honestly deserves, there is no other KING! thank you so much FC for these amazing posts …. i’m sure i can speak on behalf of everyone that has been following your blog that we appreciate all your hard work and your blog is the first thing we check when we make up in the morning. i have been following you for over 3 years and have enjoyed every single post and admire your hilarious phrases and honest opinion. you have taught me so much about fashion and think you are a truly stunning woman who exudes elegance, therefore i can not wait to see you looking stunning in RM and i am looking forward to remaining entertained by your fab blog in 2013. i wish you all the best and thanks again for everything! xxxx

    • Fashion Critic December 24, 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Thank you for this comment. You are very kind. I’m very grateful you appreciate my work and this website it means a lot to me.

      Happy holidays xx

  9. Yeliz December 24, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    He totally deserves it. He can do both modern and elegant pieces as well as stunning princessy gowns. I will never get tired of his creations.

    • Christine December 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      I agree. His designs are splendid.

  10. Jess2 December 24, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Yay!! Elie is absolutely the most amazing designer, no one knows how to dress a woman so well 🙂

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