"It's all about dancing - the disco, the seventies!", exclaimed Elie Saab backstage prior to unveiling his Spring/Summer '17 collection, and his 'Standing on Stardust' show didn't disappoint.
It was an afternoon of star-spangled glamour at the Tuileries, with an array of star motifs adorning almost every piece shown on the designer's dazzling runway, and on some of the biggest names in the modelling industry including Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Romee Strijd and Sara Sampaio. From rainbow brights on thigh-skimming dresses and floor-sweeping capes, to more subtle but no less dramatic black designs scattered over sheer insets and billowy blouses, the stellar motif was certainly in the ascendance.
Flashes of metallic complemented the glitter-dusted runway evoking the golden age of disco theme. And the designer also added a sporty edge to his brand of unashamed glamour, featuring bomber jackets and baseball caps, sequinned of course, for a cool, contemporary touch.
Signature show-stopping gowns, in primary colors and with plunging necklines, were also reassuringly present, complemented by a clutch of fluid, wide-legged trousers and seventies-style jumpsuits. The Elie Saab customer will certainly be party-ready next season, wherever and however the mood takes her.