Elie Saab Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Elie Saab Runway SS2012 Paris 6

Thanks to daring and vibrant color pairings, summer is looking intense at Elie Saab. The show opens with a series of white looks that quickly evolve toward ocre, peach, emerald green and Lapis blue.

Little by little, a bold color story illuminates daywear, from cape-sleeved chiffon dresses to a perfectly cut, deep purple-blue pantsuit; feminine, sensual pleated crêpe georgette and lace layering on skirts.

In counterpoint to diaphanous gowns, graphic lines, precise cutouts and lace inserts offer a new, modern definition of daywear. For evening, a ripple of matte sequins over the bust rivals the allure of a backless dress; day dresses come to life with the discreet shine of pebbles in a riverbed. A series of Klein blue dresses embroidered with unique sequins shimmer with almost stellar depth.

A collection of rare ingenuity and detail, created to suggest rather than show.