Elie Saab started out in Lebanon in the year 1982. In a climate of maximum social and political tension in his country, he decided to open up his first atelier, opting for a different fashion idea. Some years later, his dresses had become a reality of class and distinction; he knew better than anyone how to handle the specialised press and the princesses of the Middle East.
He debuted at the Rome Fashion Week at the end of the nineties, making a definitive leap in 2000 to Paris’s elite world of Haute Couture. Residing in Beirut, he travels constantly to Milan, New York or Paris, where he has his second atelier.
Elie Saab’s designs stand out for their luster, the warmth of their colours and for the use of lace and lightweight textiles, whilst retaining a sense of culture throughout all his creations. This taste for oriental styles attracted the attention of Queen Rania of Jordan, who entrusted him with the design and manufacture of her dress for the coronation ceremony in her country.