Filed under the title “Dark Opulence,” Elie Saab’s fall collection was true to the house credo of swanky polish for day and red-carpet bankability for evening.

The lineup referenced Mark Rothko in its deep palette of burgundy, bottle green, pale pink and black, shown primarily as monochromatic looks and a few pretty, inky dégradés. Saab cycled a series of silhouettes — neat peplum tops and lean trousers; fit-and-flare dresses, and gowns in styles both modest and bare — through the colorways, closing the show with a sequined extravaganza.

There were few risks or surprises, but the familiar, feminine shapes and luxurious details guaranteed glamour.

Filed under the title “Dark Opulence,” Elie Saab’s fall collection was true to the house credo of swanky polish for day and red-carpet bankability for evening.


The lineup referenced Mark Rothko in its deep palette of burgundy, bottle green, pale pink and black, shown primarily as monochromatic looks and a few pretty, inky dégradés. Saab cycled a series of silhouettes — neat peplum tops and lean trousers; fit-and-flare dresses, and gowns in styles both modest and bare — through the colorways, closing the show with a sequined extravaganza.

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