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Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2013: An Ode to Delicateness

It's easy to believe haute couture facts, like it takes on average 800 hours to make one couture piece, when you look at Elie Saab's collection. The designer deemed Spring 2013 an "ode to delicateness" and with the abundance of crystal embroidery (often clustered), lace flowers, tulle and mostly monochrome looks (a mix of soft shades of blue, beige and white as well as black and red), it was evident.

Keys this season included cinched waists and exposed shoulders making for a slew of looks that were at once fitted and feminine while also being tastefully seductive. The piece de resistance of the Lebanese designer's incredible collection was the final wedding gown, which had Ottoman-like detailing and an opulent structured cut.