…he becomes a genius again and again. 

Lebanon

Haute Couture from Lebanon, a country that is known for its beauty and lifestyle and also its days in war and fear. And through all its beauty and all the fear came about it, Elie Saab never thought about leaving his motherland, his home – Lebanon. “My heart and life”  are in Beirut, he says.

 

As lebanese, Elie Saab has to fight with more than just the distance to the fashion world. At the age of 17, the young Saab decided to leave his home for fashion design studies in Europe. One year later he went back and opened his first atelier in Lebanon.

1997 Elie Saab was the first non-italian member of the Italian “Camera Nazionale della Moda” and presented his collection the first time out of Lebanon in Rome.1998 the Prêt-à-porter-Show followed in Milan and another fashion show in Monaco, where Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was watching his show too. In 1999, Queen Rania of Jordan wore Elie Saab for her enthronement.
2002 Halle Berry got her Oscar for beste actress in a leading role wearing a dress of Elie Saab. That brought him international attention. In May 2003, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Coutureinvited him to become a member and Elie Saab presented his haute-couture-collection in Paris.

Saab is loved by international stars, like Beyoncé Knowles, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross but also by international royal houses. In 1999, Queen Rania of Jordan wore Elie Saab for her enthronement.

Haute Couture from Lebanon, a country that is known for its beauty and lifestyle and also its days in war and fear. And through all its beauty and all the fear came about it, Elie Saab never thought about leaving his motherland, his home – Lebanon. “My heart an life”  are in Beirut, he says.

His dresses are the softly whispering stuff of luminous dream visions. Haute Couture – that means “no limit”.

As Lebanese I am very proud to have Elie Saab as a flagship for our country. His dresses represent the beauty and sensuality, the daintiness and majesty of Lebanon.