OMG the photos are just in on Vogue.co.uk (why does it always get them before Style.com?) from the Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2010 show. Wowzers. Some very beautiful dresses here! Elie threw in some shorter pieces and some babydolls, but the focus, as usual, was on full-blown evening gowns for the A-listers. And the celebs won't have been disappointed! Everything was light and floaty, and came in on-trend pastel colours of lemon yellow, baby blue and a slightly peachy, dusty pink.
These are definitely dresses designed for ladies who travel with their own portable wind-machines. And ladies they were, as the hair and makeup were demure, with natural sunkissed skin, pale pink lips and simple plaits across the scalp, opening up into long, loose locks.
There were also a few dresses made from delicious painted fabric, which on one or two had been twisted so perfectly that it looked like the paint must have been applied to the dress once it had already been constructed...
Once, a few years ago, Anna Jewsbury, Bianca Abulafia, and I had the pleasure to attend an Elie Saab RTW show, but never couture. I'm still waiting for my invite...