21 June 2010

Runway Mondays: Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture Collection

 Behold the power of Elie Saab! 

So much from the designer's Spring 2010 Couture collection was on display at this past weekend's wedding festivities, and I'm positively giddy about it. 

Maria Teresa brought us 2 looks back in April at Queen Margrethe's 70th birthday celebrations, too:

I love, love, love this collection; it's ethereal in every way, and just as intricate and detailed as true couture should be.  Victoria and Maria Teresa have already demonstrated their love, and Queen Rania is a long-time fan of the designer.  Only good things can come from more Elie Saab, so let's make our wish list for future appearances:

Ahhh.  Meet my current sartorial obsession.  Since I saw this frock floating down the Oscars red carpet on Rachel McAdams, I have been straight up in love.  The fabric is like a cloud-filled dream painted in pastel watercolors.  Multiple colors here to pick up with jewels......picture any one of these sets,and any one of the royals from these countries:
Amethysts from Norway, pink topaz from Sweden, sapphire and diamonds from Luxembourg, aquamarines from the Netherlands.

These empire-waisted numbers would be great as more options for Maria Teresa, and I'd love to see one on Mathilde or Maxima.

And how about one of these on our favorite newlywed, or on Mary?  Most especially that one in the top left.  I'd like to see Mette-Marit use one of these as an alternative to the ruffled creations she's been sporting lately too.

This is the Spring 2010 collection - and if I'm not mistaken, his couture show for Fall will be coming up on July 7, so we'll have even more to drool over soon!  Rest assured, there will be a Runway Mondays post devoted to that one too.  What can I say - I'm a card-carrying member of the Elie Saab fan club.

Join in the fun:  view the entire collection here, and make your dress-to-princess wish list in the comments!

Photos: Getty Images/Belga/Marcio Madeira/Daylife