Posts Tagged ‘Elie Saab’

Couture designer Rania Salibi took the nod from America’s fashionistas to win the Oscar Designer Challenge, a competition to design an original gown to be worn on-stage by a presenter escort at the live telecast of the Academy Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Salibi is a Lebanese-American who graduated […]

The gowns are cut low, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric. They couldn’t be further from the modest dress generally worn by women in the Muslim Arab world. Yet these fashions come from Lebanon, a tiny Arab country of four million on […]

Audio report – When Halle Berry chose back in 2002 – unknown Lebanese couturier Elie Saab to design her dress for her first-ever Oscar nomination for best actress, it seemed like a bold choice. In 2009, it seems like the obvious choice – no less than three of People magazine’s “best-dressed stars” chose Lebanese designers […]