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Couture Review: Elie Saab S/S 2011

27/01/2011 08:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

All eyes were on Elie Saab's spring/summer 2011 Couture collection. Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

THE LOOK: Super lightweight, impossibly feminine with lots of pinched in waists and an ever so slightly regal demeanor.

OUR FAVOURITE PIECES: The spring palette of tea rose pink, nude, raspberry and aniseed felt remarkably fresh (especially on a dreary January day), and we loved the boat neck, waisted silhouettes embroidered with petals. An asymmetric fuchsia gown with intricate drapery would be our red carpet dress of choice.

WHO WAS THERE: Princesses and socialites, fellow journalists Hilary Alexander and Colin Macdowell, Cathy Horyn.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: If we had an Oscar nomination under our belt, we'd certainly be looking to Mr Saab to kit us out. Saab does timeless, ethereal elegance to a tee, but always keeps the right side of safe and boring. The sheer level of detail and embellishment - whether its embroidered black onyx, chiffon pierced with lace or clouds of tulle decorated with petals - reminds why couture is a world away from ready-to-wear.

Take a look at highlights from the show below.

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