A sparkling affair, literally. When it came to sequins, Elie Saab practiced no restraint for his fall couture collection. The Lebanese designer densely scattered ruby red, sapphire blue and emerald green ones on practically every inch of silk, mousseline and lace he could get his needle on. Many of these heavily embroidered gowns had a regal feel (a nod to the recent flurry of royal weddings, jubilees and inaugurations, perhaps?), but Saab effectively managed to offer a fresh and modern take with geometric shoulder cutouts that extended diagonally on the back.
He also put the focus on the upper body for his signature waist-centric siren gowns that have made him a red-carpet favorite. Here, they came with pear- and point-cut necklines mimicking the shapes of diamonds.
For the dramatic finale, the bride wore a floor-skimming gown that was heavily adorned with rays of smoky quartz, crystal and silvery dust, replete with three bridesmaids lifting her train.