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Elie Saab Fall 2013 Haute Couture: Red Carpet-Ready Drama

Elie Saab told The Telegraph that his atelier has 500 seamstresses – compared to 120 at mega Couture house Dior – and it showed. Dramatic in the most sophisticated of ways, the eveningwear-focused collection was broken up by color and it included saturated red, emerald, blue and neutral tones.

Whether cinched at the waist, long and lean, or voluminous and flowy, nearly every piece came painstakingly embroidered. Whereas elaborate embroidery can often feel heavy or overly ostentatious, Saab kept it tone-on-tone for looks that felt approachable and destined for the red carpet.