There can be few better couturiers to turn to than Elie Saab when the time comes to celebrate important moments in life - weddings, awards, key anniversaries all can elegantly be rejoiced in his fashion.
It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
In a world dominated by ever more alarming reports about the destruction of our seas, glaciers, insects and noble wild animals, almost the entire Haute Couture season was dominated by one key element – nature.
Set to take place from 21 to 24 January, Paris Haute Couture Week has unveiled an intense programme featuring a highly anticipated show from Balmain, which is making its big comeback after a 16-year absence.
The Middle East, a region with a €13 billion luxury market, didn’t have a single fashion school until this decade. Surprisingly, the first institute was born in Beirut. We visited it to discover its remarkable story.
We caught up with the 54-year-old designer for a free-wheeling conversation on becoming a couturier, dominating the red carpet, building a fashion empire and, above all, on what makes this unique fashion autodidact tick.