Watch Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2015 fashion show
The Nirvana classic “Come as You Are” soundtracked today’s Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2015 show. But this was no grunge change of heart for him. His tried-and-true formula of floor-scraping, mostly diaphanous dresses embroidered in varying degrees with beads, sequins, and appliqués is working well from season to season. This time around he worked mostly in shades of gold, inspired, as his notes explained, by his early work in the 1990s. His wife walked down the aisle in a golden wedding gown of Saab’s creation 25 years ago this July 4. Caped backs through to full-on trains added grandeur — and more real estate for sparkly decorations in varied patterns, from butterfly wings and Byzantine motifs to the usual gamut of vines and flowers. The Lebanese couturier saved plenty of that honey-colored metal for the finale gown, which bulged to the full width of the runway, the hem brushing everyone’s ankles.