A GLAMOUR OF YORE
Glimpses of a distant past are brought into the mesmerizing present in ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN WINTER 2023-24. With regal imaginary, ELIE SAAB reinterprets contours of long ago through a contemporary lens of magnificence and poise. Cinematic muses in medieval period pieces––Cate Blanchet in Elizabeth, Sophie Marceau in Braveheart, Kiera Knightly in The Duchess, Marion Cotillard in Macbeth, Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman, Isabelle Adjani in La Reine Margot, and Angelina Jolie in Maleficent––give breath to an alluring retelling of legends and tales in A GLAMOUR OF YORE, a collection that traverses a spectrum of opulence and grandeur.
Elusive and sensitive, delicate even, our heroines are of a serene wisdom and quiet fortitude, their generous spirits revealed through structured silhouettes of gracious composure. Striking complexities emerge in dazzling jeweled moments of ruby, amethyst and emerald, while draping velvets still veil rich depths. Tudor sequined roses and flower branches wildly vine up necks and out of caped shoulders in blooming armories of romantic strength. Dignified gold and glistening crystal beads dance with braids and tresses into corsets that sensually train behind in mousseline sands of time.
Intricate textures are lavishly woven into refined volumes of majestic demure, where each silken thread is a moving ode to elusive beauty. Dramatic capes of crystalized crepe and velvet dentelle add an impressive layer, wrapping matching gowns in enchanting mystery. Pearl drops and gilded bees buzz through untamed fields of embroidered foliage and into suited gothic statements of versatile strength. Wispy blush feathers swish and sway with glittering sequins in playful fantasies of near transparency. In a final, everlasting vision, the captivating bride leaves behind a plush embroidered trail of glistening magnetism.
The ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE FALL-WINTER 23/24 amalgamates many pasts and the present into imaginative interpretations on the virtues of beauty. More than inspired moments of glamour, the collection venerates the infinite power of femininity in its inimitable expressions