I’ve never been a huge Elie Saab fan, but after the amazing gown of his that Evan Rachel Wood wore to the Golden Globes (which I want in ivory for my wedding dress) I am paying more attention to him. His couture collection still wasn’t a favourite of mine- while I adore feminine details I always find his dresses to go a little too far, just have too many sequins and ruffles and flowers all on top of each other. There were a few highlights- in particular, his palette which is another one that makes me wish I could run out an buy a bag of Jordan almonds right now (sadly, allergies put a stop to this dream).
I also adored this embroidered satin Dresden shepherdess dress that Dita wore to an AIDS dinner that same evening. I thought her lipstick was a little too dark with the dress, but the colour looked beautiful on her (I can’t say the same for the Elie Saab gown Mischa Barton borrowed for the evening).