Elie Saab gave us a star-spangled, disco-themed show with his SS17 ready-to-wear collection. He took a spoonful of that nostalgic magic of disco fashion and gave us multicolored fit-and-flare minidresses, some worn under swoosh cloak jackets; colourful printed taut minidresses with capes; tulle flared mini worn over a bodysuit; collared blouse worn with a short, pleated mini; a shiny blue crisscross halter gown with a pleated skirt and a black satin leg-of-mutton-sleeve jacket over a gown with an embroidered bodice— and none of it was subtle.
Every detail of his SS17 show was star spangled, from the gold-glitter dusted runway to the embroideries and prints on the dresses, gowns and separates. Even his models were stocked with stars from Karlie Kloss to Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin to name a few. Even with the disco era’s louche exuberance, the clothes spoke of modern glamour, each piece painted with the Saab elegance and sophistication. A lean black jumpsuit trimmed in sparkling strips of fringe was over the top in a fresh, fabulous way, while the lace inserts on a multi-ruffled black silk minidresses and the full-tilt sequined gowns with matching sequined baseball caps had everyone on the edge of their seats, inching to get a closer look at his flawless craftsmanship and detailing.
Here, we take a closer look at our favourite looks from the designer and the a-list models that donned them.