Saturday, March 5, 2011

Elie Saab Fashion Designer

Elie Saab is the most prominent name among fashion designers, fashion blog, fashion photos, around the world. Elie Saab was born in Beirut on 4th July 1964 to a wood merchant and a housewife. He was the eldest of a five member family. Saab’s interest in dressmaking started at the young age of 9. He spent much of his free time cutting patterns and drawing sketches of his sisters using his mother’s tablecloths and curtains. The telent of this young boy spread rapidly through the neighborhood allowing him to create a small network of loyal clients. He pursued studies in this field but quickly became bored, being already a master in the art the dressmaking and it know how. In 1982, at the age of 18, Elie Saab opened his couture atelier in Beirut with 15 employees back.

In the following months, he presented his first collection to a public of young women, immediately won over by the talent of his autodidact artist, who was soon renowned for creating ultra feminine dresses. His reputation rapidly transcended his country’s borders attracting women from high society who desired an Elie Saab dress.

In 1997 Elie Saab was invited to take part in the prestigious Camer Nazionale Della Moda as the only non Italian designer among an anthology of Italian designers, a true privilege. He showed his couture collection in Rome for three consecutive years before he was invited in 2000 by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show his collection in the French capital. Every year he presented two couture collections in paris.

In 1998, Elie Saab launched his ready to wear collection during the Milan Fashion Week, a fall winter 1998-1999 collection to rave reviews. The collection experienced tremendous success and generated sales worldwide in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Los Angeles & Hong Kong.

In 2002 Elie Saab opened a couture house in Paris’s eight arrondissement to satisfy his cosmopolitan and international clientele, as well as showroom presenting his chic and elegant ready to wear and couture collections from all around the world.

In 2009, Elie Saab signed with Beaute Prestige International the core fragrance subsidiary of the Shieseido group, a 10 year fragrance and cosmetics license contract in the name of Elie Saab. In January 2010 Elie Saab signed with Weyves International to design three mega yachts the first one ES117 built by OCENACO was exclusively received at the Abu Dhabi Yacht show in February.
Some of the Hollywood actress who get their dress designed by Elie Saab are Alicia Silverstone, Alyson Hannigan, Alyssa Milano, Amanda Peet, Angelina Jolie, Audrey Hepburn, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra,Cate Blanchett,Catherine Zeta Jones,Charlize Theron ,Courtney Cox, Demi Moore, Denise Richards, Dian Keaten, Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Helen Hunt, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jodie Foster, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, Katie Holmes, Keira Knightley, Kim Cattrall, Kirsten Dunst, Lisa Kudrow, Liv Tyler, Liz Hurley, Marilyn Monroe, Marisa Tomei, Meg Ryan, Megan Fox, Meryl Streep, Michell Monaghan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Monica Bellucci, Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah, Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scarlett Johansson, Sharon Stone, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, Zoe Saldana,

Below are Elie Saab Stores Location

Elie Saab Boutique  Elie Saab Building
Beirut Central District 20214516 Beirut Lebanon
Tel: 961-1-981982 Fax: 961-1-981983

Elie Saab Boutique
1, Rond Poinl des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris France
Tel: 331-42567770 Fax: 33142567776

Elie Saab C/o Harrods Evening Wear
First Floor 102, Brompton Road
Kinghtsbridge, London SW1X7XL UK
44207 1736424

The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue Level 1, Dubai UAE.
Tel: 971-4-330 8222
Fax: 971-4-330-8333


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