Back in the day Elie Saab used to be one of the shows who I knew was going to be star studded, but over the last couple of seasons the star power has been going down in wattage. His designs also haven’t been worn as heavily on the red carpet either. I hope that the collection is going to be chock full of great potential red carpet moments and the front row is full wattage of star power.Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez has been a loyal front rower at an Elie Saab and I would love to see her maintain her perch front row at this seasons show. I went to the just presented Elie Saab Resort 2019 for the look I most want to see Nieves deliver on this front row. I love this red, black, and white long sleeve poppy print maxi dress and I really do think that Nieves is the perfect person to really bring this look to life. I looked around for another bag to compliment this dress but I couldn’t find a bag I love even more than the red suede saddle bag that the dress was paired with on the runway. Sleek center parted locks, simple makeup, and a pair of red Roger Vivier peep toe t-strap sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble for Nieves. If you are a couture designer and you don’t have at least one star seated front row at your show wearing one of your couture creations are you doing it wrong? I tend to think so. So I try to feature at least one couture look in every set of my wishes for a couture show front row. For the Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture presentation I would love to see Ukrainian born actress and model Olga Kurylenko be the star to bring the couture factor to this front row wearing this chic black Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture ensemble which features a sheer gold beaded jacket trimmed in ostrich feathers on the neck and cuffs and a sleeveless high low dress with a gold belted waist. This look inspires thoughts of 60’s socialites and I really do think that Olga would really deliver this look with effortless ease on this front row. I would keep the runways matching crystal embellished clutch adding a sleek high bun, winged eyeliner, dusty rose pink lips, and a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Sofia’ sandals to really make this a chic front row moment. s One person who we can usually expect to see front row at Elie Saab is the always chic Olivia Palermo. She makes the rounds during couture week attending all of the major shows. I want to see her maintain her perch at this show wearing a very chic ensemble from the brands Fall 2018 RTW collection. When I was picking looks for this front row I knew exactly what I wanted to pick for Olivia. I went right to this look which features a cream blazer with black trimming including a shawl lapel and lace down the shoulders and sleeves layered over a black sequin embellished dress which features sheer lace paneling. It is just a chic and sophisticated moment and I definitely think that if anyone could sell this look to me in a real effortless manner it would be Olivia. I would add a simple black beaded Elie Saab clutch, chic waves tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of statement black feather cuff Prada sandals to really make sure that this look fits Olivia’s personality to a t. Rounding out this set of wishes is supermodel Sara Sampaio. Like I said yesterday I feel like the odds of seeing Sara walk this runway is just as likely as seeing her front row. It would just be up to Mr. Saab as to where he would want to use her star power. If she even took part in any of the Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture presentation festivities. If she is perched on the front row to take in the newest collection I would love to see her give sexy glam vibes wearing this black Elie Saab Fall 2018 RTW sequined scarf tied neck jumpsuit which features ostrich feather sleeves, a deep V neckline, and a tapered leg. This was another really easy front row moment to pick. I honestly knew I wanted to feature this jumpsuit in this set of wishes and I picked the perfect person to wear it second. I do believe that Sara would really make this complicated look come across with simplicity and ease. The key to maintaining a look like this is picking the perfect styling and I think that if she paired this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass PVC’ crystal studded pumps that she would really own this moment.
The Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week will take place on Wednesday July 4, 2018. The show will stream live on eliesaab.com at 6:30 AM EST.