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The Vogue Guide to Elie Saab Couture Dresses for Fall 2017

Elie Saab dresses: three words fashion insiders love to read, write, and commission. Before enlisting the Lebanese master couturier Elie Saab to create your perfect sequence of gowns, click through the Vogue.me top 10 edit of show-stopping dresses as seen at the maison‘s Fall 2017 haute couture show.

The show notes pointed to a regal world of “fallen kings, defeated by a fearless and heroic sisterhood… Bright and brave warrior queens they were, are, and forever will be.” And so, the medieval princess was revived for 2017 in a flurry of Elie Saab dresses in a color palette of fire engine red, carbon black, blush, and oyster; varied enough to wear in a capsule wardrobe over the course of a weekend packed with high-society events.

To complete the look for Elie Saab dresses for Fall 2017, the couture atelier included high concentrations of embellishment, golden touches, and hand-stitched beading – true to the brand’s DNA. Scroll down for the 101 of core couture highlights.

#1: Velvet Belts Adorned with Gilt Accents

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Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture. Getty

#2: The Finishing Touch? Metallic Stilettos

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Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture. Getty

#3: Bugle Beads, Sequins, and Signets, Oh My!

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Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture. Getty

If you’re simply looking for inspiration for evening wear, consider this fashion desk curation your end-of-week dose of wow-factor dresses. After all, we all need to partake in a fashion fairy tale to usher in the weekend ahead. Finally, to complete your Elie Saab couture homework, read the full Vogue Arabia show report here from the July show and watch the designer’s message for the launch of Vogue Arabia in this short film, directed by Elisa Sednaoui.

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Elie Saab Haute Couture is available from the Elie Saab building, Beirut Central District, 2021-4516, Beyrouth, Lebanon or at Elie Saab Salon de Couture, 43 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008, Paris.

See the full Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture collection here

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