Elie Saab is one of the founders of the fashion industry in the Arab world, a fashion designer who has achieved everything on his own. Elie became the first Middle Eastern designer to be invited to become a member of the Italian National Fashion House, and later the Parisian Haute Couture Syndicate. The founder of the fashion house Elie Saab, which specializes in Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter clothing collections, Elie Saab was born in Beirut on June 4, 1964. The Lebanese designer, as a six-year-old boy, already drew interesting sketches and knew from childhood that he would connect his life with art. At the age of 17, the young man went to Paris to study design skills. A year after that, Elie Saab founded his brand in Beirut. The first Elie Saab show was held at the Casino du Liban in Beirut. The show was very successful and won the hearts of Arab women. Since then, the brand's popularity has only grown and soon the brand became known in Europe.

«Fashion is a language that everyone understands. This is a separate form of art...» - Elie Saab.

In an interview with the Global Conversation program, Elie Saab spoke about his difficult debut in the international arena. The young designer, who was already very popular at home, had to hold back his ambitions and start from scratch in Europe. With painstaking work and small, but confident steps, Elie managed to conquer Europe and become a fashion icon. Elie Saab: "I don't believe in instant success... the talent is a necessary condition, but not enough. It is important how you manage this talent if you have it. It is important to set priorities correctly. Unfortunately, many young people who get drunk with the first shot of success. Success is a collection of many things, which are built step-by-step to reach a stage of continuance and permanent success».

Now outfits from Elie Saab are frequent guests on red carpets. Celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Rachel McAdams, Rihanna, Dita von Teese, Hilary Swank, and others shine bright like a diamond in designer dresses. Elie Saab came to the world of high fashion with his style and original vision, which the designer still adheres to. Dresses from Elie Saab bring light, emphasizing the grace and femininity of women.

So, the first Elie Saab Spring 2018 Couture collection in the new year is a brilliant return to Paris of the 20s, reinterpreted and emphasized by modern art. The name of the show is «Paris est une Fête» («Paris is one party») makes it clear that we find ourselves in an era and a place where people have fun day and night. The so-called «secular paradise», presented on the catwalk in the form of evening dresses of a muted color palette of champagne, silver-blue shade, or the color of a black rose, was decorated with beads, feathers, as well as precious stones. A certain Art Deco was the accompaniment of the collection. You can imagine architecture, furniture, vintage fabrics, which in general have become the ideological engine for the master. For the most part, all the dresses are transparent and deliberately decorated in certain parts, but with all this uninhibition of the look, each outfit looks very balanced.