Designer: Elie Saab
Price: Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias wedding dresses are typically between $7,000-$17,000.
Elie Saab, born in Beirut, began his interest in dressmaking at the ripe old age of 9, when he would use his mother’s tablecloths to cut patterns and draw sketches for his sisters. After developing a local following, he opened his first couture atelier when he was 18. He spent the next several years debuting collections in Rome and Paris, where he opened his flagship store. In 2003, the designer teamed up with the bridal house Pronovias to offer the Elie by Elie Saab bridal collection. The designer is a favorite amongst celebrities, and has designed red carpet dresses for Halle Berry, Taylor Swift, Diane Kruger, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Elie’s favorite fabrics, according to the designer, are “noble” materials such as taffeta and organza, paired with more fluid fabrics such as muslin or lace.
His gowns definitely have a regalness to them. They’re bold, yet they still manage to seem delicate. I love how they have such classic silhouettes, but with a fun twist.
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