It's rare to come across a red carpet these days that doesn't play host to (at least) one stunning Elie Saab gown. The Lebanese designer has, in effect, become a go-to source for glamorous premiere dresses and awards-show fare, and we have a hunch it has everything to do with his penchant for dense embroidery, princess gown silhouettes, and decadent embellishing. Saab's Couture Spring '13 collection debuted in Paris today, and with it came 48 ethereal confections practically begging to be worn to some fancy gala. We can easily imagine Keira Knightley slipping into one of the icy blue crystalline-embroidered tulle gowns, or perhaps Gwyneth Paltrow taking on one of the caped white column gowns as a redux of her standout Tom Ford look from last year's Oscars. We also spotted a printed sheath in a '50s-inspired shape that has Kerry Washington written all over it. Luckily, we're smack dab in the middle of awards season — and with the SAG Awards this Monday — we're hoping to see any one of these 11 gowns sooner rather than later. Click on for our Elie Saab Couture picks, and see who we'd like to see wearing them on a red carpet near you.
11 Elie Saab Spring Couture Gowns We Hope to See on the Red Carpet