Gold in all its states at Elie Saab. The designer comes back to his beginnings, to the birth of his couture maison, whilst the “gold” touch is added everywhere. His evening gowns are adorned in gold threads, the embroideries are magnified piece by piece, with additions of beads, cabochons, and sequins. The references to the Middle-East are multiplied by empire dresses, caftan dresses, capes and trains. The necklines make their effects, the backs are made as a focus. Flowers come to embellish several models in black with plays of volumes. The bride is left speechless once again, evoking the dress of Elie’s wife from their wedding in 1990. A way for the designer to celebrate their 25 years of marriage.Interview:Tom Pecheux:Several days ago we met Mr Saab in his showroom where he presented us with his very couture collection, which is magnificent, I think there are only dresses, and they are almost or all embroidered, and they’re all embroidered in gold threads, sequins, it’s what everyone imagines couture to be like, and so I wanted to take a bit of the couture codes, I wanted to do something quite focussed on richness and really elegant which was hidden just with a little something.The focus is on the eye, clearly we’ve done very beautiful skin, a nude lip, and on the eye we’ve worked with gold, different golds, and amber and brown colours and the little rock n roll touch by an eyeliner which goes quite high, by a point which is drawn, and that really gives a rock n roll attitude.