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Elie Saab embraces the colour that made him famous: Red-carpet red

07/03/2013 10:49 EDT | Updated 09/02/2013 05:12 EDT
PARIS - Lebanese designer Elie Saab unabashedly celebrated the glitz of the red carpet in a fall-winter 2013 couture show which used the exact mid-red colour the A-listers tread.

The first series of sweeping embroidered silk gowns brushed the aptly red-colored catwalk as they filed by, merging with it in a "trompe l'oeil" effect.

It could be said that Saab — famed for dressing royalty and celebrities for the red carpet — is finally embracing the colour that made his name.

Pearlized hues followed, with delicately cinched waists and glittering with thousands of embroidered sequins — as is the Saab signature.

Several looks in rarely used jade green were the highest point in the show, cutting a striking image against the red of the runway.

However, a series of gowns in ultramarine were so bold they might be hard for mere mortals to pull off. Perhaps it was a reminder: This show is not for mortals; this is haute couture.

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