ELIE SAAB wields his wildest imagination, takes a radical turn and choreographs a theatrical celebration that brings couture to the stage as fantasy come alive. Elie Saab presented his Spring Summer 2021 haute couture collection Theater of Dreams, dreams that dance their way into exaggerated female silhouettes and become a dazzling, spectacular reality.
Midnight materializes as silver silk chiffon and noir taffeta flowing into oversized figures that command space. Shooting stars fall to earth and masquerade as chandelier earrings and stellar headpieces that blaze so bright, one cannot look away. Dramatic feathers take flight in cosmic wind as accoutrement, trimmings, sleeves and winged shoulders, and constellations become intricate lace masks and embroidered throws. The dream-like promise of the universe becomes a shimmering, sparkling vestiary of over-the-top structures, voluminous forms and alluring textures that carry the women that wear them to fantastical realms.