Elie Saab: Ready-to-wear SS16
“For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way,” said Mr Elie Saab, very helpfully, at the top of his show release. He called the show “That Girl”, which wasn’t a reference to the model who wears it (Kendall “not a Kardashian” Jenner) but to the muse of the show. The everywoman – and her everyday clothes, of sportswear and evening wear, a whole wardrobe. Of course, for Saab, that’s about exquisite fabrics and couture-level finish, but the whole thing felt less precious. Although it kept the throbbing core of luxury.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans