PARIS, Feb 5, 2010 / FW/ — Entitled “Aquatic Garden”, Elie Saab focused on a woman’s innocence, even naiveté in his Spring 2010 haute couture collection that was an Impressionistic study in transparency and lightness.


It was like walking into a Claude Monet or Edgar Degas painting. Like the Impressionists, Elie Saab captured the momentary and transient effect of the sunlight and emphasized the vivid overall effects but also emphasized details.

Like the Impressionists, Elie Saab also went for color vibration. Mother-of-pearl petals, sequin flowers and dewdrop-inspired motifs come together in gradations of powder pink, light Japanese yellow, celadon green and Majorelle blue; bouquets gather anew as the dresses move. Prints on organza and silk chiffon mingle with satin and flou to shape the designer’s vision of a spring Eden.

Photos courtesy of Elie Saab


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