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My Beirut
 
'Beirut, Chasing A Dream'. Elie Saab pays tribute to his native Beirut and all its warm and glamorous spirit for Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture. Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, has long inspired Elie Saab’s Couture and with his latest collection, the prominent Lebanese couturier wished to celebrate Beirut for all the creativity and elegance it has instilled in him. It was a time  when the world was young. “A beautiful memory of Beirut often visits me in a dream. A loving, giving and tolerant Beirut. A glamorous one too. A beautiful memory that never ceased to inspire me - that inspired this collection. This is a tribute to the city that I love. My Beirut.
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'My Beyrut'
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2015

'My Beirut'. Beirut's colonial architecture and charm earned it the name "Paris of the Middle East", before a 15-year civil war reduced its casinos and beach clubs to a pile of rubble. Famously, the Beirut Hilton was completed right as the war started and was destroyed before any guests spent a single night in it.

It was also under French control after WWII who expressed highly preferential treatment for the christians, straining muslim-christian relations. It was the intellectual capital of the Arab world, and remained so until 1975 when the civil war essentially destroyed it.

'Beirut, Chasing A Dream'
'Beirut, Chasing A Dream'. Elie Saab pays tribute to his native Beirut and all its beauty for Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture. Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, has long inspired Elie Saab’s Couture and with his latest collection, the prominent Lebanese couturier wished to celebrate Beirut for all the creativity and elegance it has instilled in him.
 



'Beirut, Chasing A Dream'.

Discover the inspiration behind the Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 collection through the words and vision of Elie Saab.
A beautiful memory of Beirut often visits me in a dream. A loving, giving and tolerant Beirut. A glamorous one too. A beautiful memory that never ceased to inspire me - that inspired this collection. This is a tribute to the city that I love. My Beirut.
Looking back at the eventful history of Lebanon, through its flourishing periods and its downfalls, I feel hopeful, I feel grateful.
Vivid images overtake me: the golden age of the 60’s. The typical elegance of the Beirut woman. Distressing times quickly forgotten. The glorious reconstruction of the 90’s. Ups and downs. A dream that gets lost, sometimes, before emerging again, always stronger. And immortal. When these images overtake me I know for certain that the Beirut of my dreams will forever be alive, magnetic, festive and charming. I know for certain that I want to contribute to its glory. And when I close my eyes and think of Beirut, I know for certain that this dream is mine.
When I sit back and reflect on my journey, I’m always transported to the city where I was born, somewhere between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Back then, Beirut seemed to be constantly adorned for a party that would never end. I was instantly enthralled by beauty and wanted to ensure it remained untainted.
Vivid images overtake me: the golden age of the 60’s. The typical elegance of the Beirut woman. Distressing times quickly forgotten. The glorious reconstruction of the 90’s. Ups and downs. A dream that gets lost, sometimes, before emerging again, always stronger. And immortal. When these images overtake me I know for certain that the Beirut of my dreams will forever be alive, magnetic, festive and charming. I know for certain that I want to contribute to its glory. And when I close my eyes and think of Beirut, I know for certain that this dream is mine.
When I sit back and reflect on my journey, I’m always transported to the city where I was born, somewhere between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Back then, Beirut seemed to be constantly adorned for a party that would never end. I was instantly enthralled by beauty and wanted to ensure it remained untainted.


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