January 22, 2014 Red Carpet Wish List

Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture Red Carpet Wish List

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108 Responses to Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture Red Carpet Wish List

  1. Jones19 January 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Great list! Although I did picture Anne Hathaway in the gown you picked for Mila Kunis 🙂

  2. Maria January 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    I would have the best heart attack possible if Lupita wore that to the Oscars! It would be the look of the decade!

  3. Sa'a January 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    First things first,FC thank you once again for bringing this exquisiteness to us,you’re the best!
    My best had to be your pick for Lupita,I know the general consensus is she prefers minimalist styles.But please you don’t get nominated for an Oscar everyday,I hope she wears this!

  4. Paige Nicola January 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Absolutely love this collection! I’m split with your wish list though…

    I totally agree with your picks for:
    -Rooney Mara (I would DIE)
    -Mila Kunis
    -Dita Von Tess
    -Nieves Alvarez (this could also be great for Sophia Vargara or Julianne Moore)

    But disagree with your picks for the rest:
    -Cate Blancett > Diane Kruger
    -Angelina Jolie > Zoe Saldana
    -Lupita Nyong’o > Fan Bing Bing
    -Amy Adams > Elizabeth Banks
    -Kiera Knighly > Sarah Jessica Parker

    • Catherine Kallon January 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

      I would be just as happy with your picks too 😀

      • victor blanco January 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

        will keep that in mind, but i prefer the Mila Kunis one, so cool!!! i was with Elie’s team in Paris, and hopefully we can do some Saab’s moments during 2014 😉 greats looks and choices BTW!

        • Catherine Kallon January 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

          Yes, Nieves, would look just as beautiful in that or any of these gowns.


  5. Flavia G. January 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    It’s amazing of how ALL of his dresses are Red Carpet material, I don’t understand why we don’t see more of his gowns in the award season.

  6. anagha January 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Gowns picked for Lupita and Mila are so stunning..Hope we see them on red carpet soon…Also the gown picked for Amy would go well on Elizabeth Banks too..

  7. Jess2 January 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Your picks are amazing Catherine, and so perfect.
    My jaw dropped when I saw your pick for Lupita on the runway. If she wears this to the Oscar’s I think someone will have to pick me up off of the floor. No words!

    I loved this collection so much. I actually watched the live stream you posted with my Mum to show her why I love fashion so much. She gets it now 😀

    • Serenity January 24, 2014 at 1:35 am #

      That’s cute. I have made my mom watch an Elie Saab runway show before too!

  8. Leo January 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    His latest couture collection is just beyond beautiful. I also saw it and picked many gowns for many people for the Oscars, some not the same as yours, but almost every piece could feature there, or at the MET, at Cannes.

  9. Ioana January 23, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Amazing collection! I wish to see a lot of Elie Saab this season, especially at major events… Most of the pieces deserve BIG attention. They are so delicate and the range of colors is diverse, which I appreciate.

    This is my Red Carpet wish list:

    I hope Lupita will choose one of those “go big or go home” pieces. Fingers crossed.

    • Serenity January 24, 2014 at 1:33 am #

      I like your pick a lot for Jessica Chastain.

  10. Taylahre January 23, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    This collection solely made me giddy with excitement for the oscars 🙂

  11. Prudence January 23, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    the only thing I would like to see happen from this list is the dress for Jolie. I pray she makes a stellar comeback at the Oscars. Now lupita, I want her in something way more interesting than that tent of a gown. I like when she goes sleek with a major detail. I would even prefer her in Nieves choice, that color would be magnificent.

    • Nat39 January 23, 2014 at 5:11 am #

      I was thinking the same thing – I’d rather see the gown chosen for Nieves on Lupita. I’m not that crazy about that big gown.
      The choice for Angelina would be amazing (I’m just not sure if I want to see yet another black gown on her though).

    • CreoleLady January 23, 2014 at 10:27 am #

      “would even prefer her [Lupita] in the Nieves choice”, +2.

  12. cherrysoftness January 23, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    I understand that Angelina likes to stick to black but maybe she could budge a little for the Mila Kunis dress? She’ll be promoting Maleficent soon and it would be perfect.

  13. Leigh January 22, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    I’d love to see Cate Blanchett in your Nieves Alverez pick on Oscar night.

  14. Bec January 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    If Lupita wears that dress to the Oscars….I might just die!!

  15. CreoleLady January 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Saab, refreshed. Totally enjoying these picks and the discussion.

    Mixed feelings about the choice for Lupita. The biggest skirt she has worn is the cream Prada, which was less structured and more flowy. Cate Blanchett at 5’9″ has 4 inches on her, just as a point of comparison. I think Lupita could pull it off even though it is a bit princess-y for my taste. Still, it would be cool if she wore something that references her Mexican and Kenyan roots (bold color/bold graphics). Less Disney princess and more African queen.

  16. Lee Ann January 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Finally a Couture show that doesn’t look ready to wear.

    • Serenity January 23, 2014 at 1:51 am #


  17. Vicky January 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    GAH! I picked the same dress for Lupita! It would look great on her!

  18. Jai January 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    No way can I see Cate Blanchett in that dress. The first one seems very Dianne Kruger.

  19. Rouel January 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I love the gowns for Mila and Angelina although i’m not sure they are right for them. The Amy Adams would be perfect for her with a lower slit. I don’t like the Cate Blanchett gown at all. I would love to see her in a suit or a jumpsuit at the oscars (i can dream right?). Pleeeease do a wishlist. My only choice until now is this dress for Julia Roberts

    • Bec January 23, 2014 at 4:12 am #

      Interesting pick for Julia? Not her style at all to me

      • Rouel January 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

        Yes but since she’s going to the Oscars she could change her style game a bit. I think with the right make-up and styling she would look great in it.

  20. Ysatis January 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    I’d love Lupita to wear the dress you’ve chosen for her and end the award season with a BANG. Lupita has lovely proportions but I am not sure that she is tall enough to wear such a dress.

    The only choice I don’t agree with is Angelina Jolie. I really can’t see her go for sheer + lace + embroidery. Nope, that’s not Angelina. Her red carpet style is usually monochromatic dress, fabric without ornaments and a slit on the side. She is more likely to wear the dress you’ve chosen for Nieves Alvarez but not in that colour.

  21. Ana January 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    This collection is pure PERFECTION! Fashion Heaven! No one can look bad in every single look of this collection… I’m really hoping to see this looks at the Oscars, doesn’t matter who wears it!

  22. Joy January 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Lupita does seem to favor minimalist gowns, but that’s what would be so genius if she wore this heavenly creation. Wow!! She would be so beautiful in that gown. Love all the choices, you are spot on!

  23. Kathy January 22, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    As others before me have already said, I just can’t picture Lupita in a voluminous, frou-frou gown. She doesn’t seem to be the Cinderella-going-to-the-ball type, since she usually wears more minimalist, formfitting dresses. I would maybe flip Cate and Keira, just taking their ages into consideration. Amy, Mila, and Rooney are spot-on. I don’t know about Nieves because her style seems to quite unpredictable (in a good way, of course) but it’d be nice to see her in Elie Saab.

  24. Bebe January 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I chose the same dress for Lupita Nyong’o even before seeing this post! YES!

  25. Dhppy January 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    FC, I love the fact that you picked the most complicated dress for Blanchett. If she can’t carry it off, who can?

    If Heidi Klum had more taste, she’d chose the dress you set aside for Nieves Álvarez.

  26. dan oliver January 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Just after looking at the collection some beautiful dresses I was floored by your choice for lupito its a stunning gown. Amy Adams pick is spot on also love the mila kun is dress.

  27. Lusanda Nkosi January 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    Definitely not the first dress for Lupita, it will drown her petite and slender frame, yes to the rest! Stunning collection!

  28. Anj January 22, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I think Lupita, Kiera, and Rooney’s dresses are dead on. Lupita tends toward the form-fitting though so maybe she’ll change it up.
    I disagree completely with the Cate Blanchett choice. No way would she wear something so safe. or super girly. That dress is better fitting for Diane Kruger.

  29. Elise January 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    The first gown is breathtaking but I don’t see it for Lupita, it’s not the usual style she wears. But not only that, that gown can easy overwhelm a non-tall woman.

    Lovely collection, one of the yellow gowns has been my favorite

    • Serenity January 23, 2014 at 1:47 am #

      I have to agree. I see her in the Mila Kunis pick, perhaps.

  30. Larissa January 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    As much as I would LOVE to see Lupita in this amazing gown, I noticed that she usually wears more minimalistic outfits so I don’t know if this is a dress she would ever consider wearing…Fingers crossed for her to pick this one,at the Oscars go big or go home right?

  31. Rahul January 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Dear FC, it’ll be kind of you if you could pick a design for Aishwarya Rai. Thank you!

  32. Kate January 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    I really don’t see Lupita in that huge dress. Her style seems to be more simple, minimalist, with colorful dresses that accentuate her awesome skin and figure. Plus, as someone else mentioned in the comments, it will overwhelm her.

    The rest of the wish list is great, though.

    • Nadiyah January 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

      I totally agree. While the gown is beautiful, Lupita seems to gravitate toward more architectural structure and less volume and I think it works for her frame (remember, she’s only 5’5″). And so far, its working for her.

      Lovely gown but here’s to praying Lupita sticks to what works for her.

      And as always, beautiful collection…

    • lea January 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      Thank you for this. It wouldn’t work on her. Plus it’s kind ugly it reminds me that horror Diane Krueger wore at Cannes a couple years ago.

    • Jane January 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

      I agree, I think that gown would swamp Lupita. Would love to see it on Naomie Harris, Zoe Saldana,Fan Bing Bing, or Diane Kruger. Agree with the rest though! Amazing collection

    • Lashae January 23, 2014 at 4:44 am #

      ia. I can’t see that dress on Lupita. Also, I see this dress at Cannes not the Oscars.

  33. Carrie January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Your picks are spot on! Well done.

    • Fiona-Brasil January 22, 2014 at 7:31 pm #


  34. lea January 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    I don’t want Lupita in that mess; It’s ugly and will overwhelm her small frame.

    And this collection is boring. Just like the 20 last one we have with Elie Saab.

    • Jess January 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      If your comment was a movie it would be called ‘The Minority Report’.

      • Tina January 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

        Lol, you’re absolutely right though. That gown is magnificent. It’s actually a relatively significant departure from Elie Saab’s usual style but still keeping the wow factor that we all love.

      • lea January 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

        And as we have seen trough history, the minorities are often right.

        • Jess January 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

          Touché. Love your comeback 🙂

          • chicshrieks January 23, 2014 at 7:14 am #

            Totally agree with lea. Whilst Elie Saab’s gowns are lovely, they are predictable (embellished, feminine, chiffon etc). The gowns are nice mouth but the difference between his couture collections is very little. Well, I guess I’m in the minority as well 🙂

            • chicshrieks January 23, 2014 at 7:16 am #

              Oops I meant ‘enough’ not mouth. Sorry!

    • Henrique January 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

      I usually loathe Elie Saab, but we need to admit the man knows what his clients want.

  35. Rahul January 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    Elie Saab has outdone himself this time! This is his best collection over the years!!! Jaw-dropping!!!!

    May Aishwarya Rai wears a confection out of this heavenly collection!

  36. kane January 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    The Lupita dress is divine! Also really love the Mila dress (I’d actually love to see what Natalie Portman made out of it on an adventurous night). The Rooney pick is really interesting! Her usual stand-offish white, but far more feminine and ladylike. Hope she reads this. As for the Cate dress, however, I was immediately thinking “Meryl.” Not sure that’s a good thing.

    Great post, FC!

  37. mm January 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Love these pics, i would like to see dita in the gown but a red color.

    Lupita has already shut down the awards season, i am not sure we could handle anymore. That gown is so her

  38. Daisy January 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Poor jlaw is stuck w Dior and at this point is very boring

    • Serenity January 23, 2014 at 1:33 am #

      When I saw that Dior collection come down the runway, all I could think was, “Poor Jennifer!!!”

      • Nat January 24, 2014 at 3:06 am #

        And poor marion cotillard

    • towanda January 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

      sorry but i can’t see JLaw’s wearing an ellie saab dress. She acts like 3 yearls old jumping joking etc etcon the red carpet. Yes i agree dior and Jlaw is a bad idea but elliesaab and Jlaw is also not a good idea. her Prabal Gurung dress was best

  39. Sheyenne January 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    The pick for Rooney Mara is perfect! She would look great in that dress. Elie Saab never disappoints.

  40. Nat39 January 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    The choice for Amy Adams couldn’t have been more perfect.

    • Daisy January 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

      ITA. It seems to be down her genre

  41. Debbi January 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Great choices. Would love to see Cate Blanchett in an ethereal Elie Saab creation as well… maybe Look 38, 14, 8, or 6 (too many beautiful choices.

    FC… you should do an Oscar wishlist. Love seeing what you have in mind for everyone!

    • MC January 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

      Yes! An Oscar wishlist sound lovely.

      I picked the dress that follows the one you choose for Lupita for Anna Paquin. Lately I’ve grown a bit tired of her McQueen obssesion, it has lost its wow factor. I totally see her wearing that Elie Saab dress at the Oscar’s parties, the colors, the siluete… it’s just perfect for her.

    • EmmaWoodhouse January 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      Oh indeed! I second the Oscar wishlist!!!

      • from-chitown January 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

        I agree on the Oscar wishlist. FC – it would be great to see your choices!!

        • jessicamarantelli January 23, 2014 at 7:06 am #

          Agreed. And I have to add…areyou attending again this year FC??

    • Nat January 24, 2014 at 3:04 am #

      I would pick one of the Valentino Couture spring dresses for Cate Blanchett. That collection is so her

  42. Yeliz January 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Oh my God, I’m in Elie Saab heaven. I agree with all of these picks. My fingers are crossed for Lupita wearing that divine gown at the Oscars, it would be a look that we’d remember even 10 years later. Also the stunning red gown would look amazing on Amy.

  43. Debbi January 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Why couldn’t J.Law be a brand ambassador for Elie Saab???? She would LOOK AMAZING in so many of these couture dresses, especially with her new hair.

    • Lora January 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

      Especially the one FC has picked for Mila

      • Serenity January 23, 2014 at 1:31 am #

        I could also see the one she picked for Mila on Lupita.

      • Jess2 January 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

        Oh yeah!!

    • Susanna January 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      I totally agree with you!!!It is what i thought when i watched the show! I think the stunning J. Law could wear most of these dresses perfectly! (Sorry for my English i’m an italian girl fashion lover!)

    • Susanna January 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      I totally agree with you! I think the wonderful J. Law could wear most of these clothes perfectly! (Sorry for my english I’m an Italian girl fashion lover!)

  44. Alina January 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    Can we see all these picks at the Oscars? I wouldn’t mind seeing only Elie Saab dresses on the red carpet.

    • Alina January 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      Let me share with you my wish list (which I add to your amaaaazing picks, FC).

      Paz Vega at Cannes

      Emmy Rossum with that perfect skin of hers, a red lippie and an elegant updo

      Zoe Saldana

      Jessica Chastain

      I just can’t stop going back on I could stare at this collection for hours!

      • Catherine Kallon January 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

        I have done that several times today.. you are not alone.

        • jessicamarantelli January 23, 2014 at 7:04 am #

          Me too. Ive even taken to setting it as my screensaver. Just an amazing collection.

          • Nat January 24, 2014 at 3:03 am #

            Me too haahahahaha

  45. irving cares January 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    ITA about your Lupita choice. She was the first person I thought of when that gown came out.

  46. from-chitown January 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    I will be in fashion heaven if Lupita wore that to the Oscars. Spot on wishlist – love all your picks!!

  47. Rashmi January 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Oh FC , love all the pics ! the one for Lupita is my favvvbbv .. i am hoping she reads this posts and get hold of the dress asap !! :))

  48. Mary Gatto January 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    Agreed on every single one! This collection is to die for!!

    • ValS January 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

      +1 I can imagine every person you listed FC wearing the specific dress

  49. Cássia January 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    I can imagine Lupita with this dress at the Oscars! It will be perfection!

    • Catherine Kallon January 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      Let’s pray on it.

      • michboa January 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

        Dear heavenly Father and fashion Gods. Please let Lupita and her stylist have the foresight to wear this incredible gown.


        • Catherine Kallon January 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm #


          • Ysatis January 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm #


            • Christine January 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

              Amen!!!! Love this collection and yes I can see them wearing the dresses! I am getting goosebumps from the first pic!!!!!

              What a great collection.

        • julyol1972 January 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

          And can we add an amendment that you not let Fan Bing Bing and her stylist not get at that gown before Lupita does?


          • Emmie January 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

            Well all the oscar nominees could wear only Elie Saab I would not complain

            • Serenity January 23, 2014 at 1:30 am #

              I agree. This was my favorite Elie Saab collection in recent memory. To die!!!!

              • jessicamarantelli January 23, 2014 at 7:01 am #

                I just LOVE Elie Saab and watch every show but this was by far the best collection I’ve seen. I would wear every single dress (I dream) but I love your choices for the red carpet FC.

      • EmmaWoodhouse January 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

        *falls on knees and starts praying*
        my life would pretty much be complete!

    • Nat January 24, 2014 at 3:02 am #

      It will be so epic

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