Desert Dreams and Dazzling Realities at Elie Saab’s S/S 24 Haute Couture

Dear Shaded Viewers,


In his Spring/Summer 2024 Haute Couture collection, Elie Saab takes us through a desert mirage where glamour is not just an element but the very air we breathe. Out of 64 ensembles, most are a testament to Saab’s love affair with embellishments, but there’s an intriguing interlude of six solid color masterpieces. It’s like finding a serene oasis in the midst of a sparkling sandstorm.

Picture Jennifer Lopez making an entrance in a feathered floral cape that’s less garment, more a majestic statement, turning heads and setting camera shutters ablaze. The collection, in its entirety, feels like an exclusive soirée where elegance meets enchantment.

Saab’s craftsmanship is a journey in itself. Each piece, a love letter from his Beirut atelier, speaks volumes of the meticulous artistry involved. This season, the inspiration is a blend of Marrakesh’s mystique and the elusive charm of a desert rose, creating a narrative that’s as grounded in tradition as it is in fantasy.

Enter the Desert Rose theme. It’s not just a motif; it’s the heartbeat of the collection. Daytime pieces whisper in pastel chiffons and crepes, while the night transforms into a spectacle of shimmering lurex and cascading sequins. The designs are a dialogue between the softness of dawn and the boldness of dusk.

As evening descends, the collection deepens its allure with satin draped in sensuous lines, sequined fringes, and beaded tails that trace the contours of moonlight. The crescendo is a bridal train, a masterpiece of golden foliage that epitomizes luxury.

Elie Saab’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 is a collection for those who see couture not just as clothing, but as a canvas for their boldest dreams. Saab, with his visionary craft, invites us once again into a world where every stitch tells a story, every garment is a journey. With Oscars on the horizon, this collection is poised to grace the red carpet with its enchanting presence.



Leticia Dare


Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare is the Fashion Director for ASVOF.