Last night’s Elie Saab festival was indeed a foreshadowing of today’s events, and the Belgian countess walked down the aisle clad in Elie Saab Couture. It was, in some ways, exactly what you’d expect from this designer. He certainly has a couture style, which is part of the reason why I love his work: you can tell this stuff is couture from a mile away, every tiny embellishment expertly completed by hand. And in the case of this dress, that personal effort took 3,200 hours for embroidery from a team of 15 people and 700 hours from a team of 10 seamstresses.
Click here for more from the Luxarazzi blog.) I couldn’t help but pine for my favorite Belgian Scroll Tiara, but this was no doubt both the logical and sentimental choice for the bride. She also wore diamond earrings, a delicate necklace, and her late mother’s engagement ring as well as her own.
What did you think of Stéphanie’s wedding gown?
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