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Elie Saab has been a constant on the red carpet for the last decade and it seems that lately whenever I check out the awards show fashions and really like a gown, it’s an Elie Saab design.  The gowns tend to be feminine, with beautiful draping and often floating fabrics, sequins, beading or some combination thereof.

2010 Collection and Rachel McAdams Oscars.  A lot of critics didn’t care for this look but I happened to love it, especially since the print is so unexpected on a red carpet.  

2009 Academy Awards Evan Rachel Wood and Angelina Jolie.  Incidently, this is probably my favourite red carpet look for Angelina.

2009 Golden Globe Awards Even Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood.  I really love this style, I think the silhouette is beautiful and classic.  I also love the retro styling of her hair, too.

Evan Rachel Wood

Beyonce has been wearing Elie Saab on the red carpet for years, probably because the designs highlight her figure so well and, let’s face it, that is an intrinsic element of her style.  The added glamour of sequins and beading doesn’t hurt, either.

Beyonce

2008 Grammy Awards Beyonce

2006 AMA Beyonce

Dreamgirls Premiere Beyonce

Marcia Cross at the 2008 Emmy Awards

2002 Academy Awards Halle Berry Best Actress

2011 Costumer Designer Guild Awards – I love this dressHalle Berry red Elie Saab Haute Couture gown 2011 at the 13th Annual Costumer Designers Guild Awards

2010 Cannes Film Festival Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai Elie Saab lilac Couture gown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival

Mila Kunis Academy Awards 2011Mila Kunis in Elie Saab lilac lace gown 83 Oscars

2010 Grammy Awards RihannaRihanna white Elie Saab gown at the 2010 Grammy Awards

2009 Mischa Barton.  I like the dress but what on earth is going on with her hair and make-up?

Mischa Barton Elie Saab Couture gown 2009

Scarlett Johanssen Golden Globes 2011.  Not my favourite look for Scarlett.  I’m not sure if it’s the hair or that the dress is too pale or what the problem is.

Academy Awards 2010 Anna Kendrick

Olivia Wilde 2009 Golden Globes

2007 Emmy Awards Jennifer Morrison

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt in a midnight blue gown, from the Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture collection.

Emily Blunt

Fergie 2010 Golden Globe Awards – she looks almost ladylike here…

SAG 2010 Marion Cotillard

2009 Golden Globes Laura Linney

Christina Aguilera – this is a great look for her

2008 Emmy Awards Evangeline Lilly

Taylor Swift 2011 ACM – Taylor hasn’t met a glittery dress that she doesn’t like and Elie Saab has lots of them.  She also loves gold and muted colours…

2011 Billboard Music Awards Taylor Swift

Amy Adams 2011

Emma Watson

The top of this dress is just to die for. Emma Watson carried it well.

Eva Longoria

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman paired her light blue Elie Saab gown with a matching clutch.

Hilary Swank – I’m not much of a fan of her or her style but I think that the styles of these dresses is flattering on her, makes her look soft and feminine.Hilary Swank sparkled at the premier for ‘New Year’s Eve’ in an Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture dress.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger. Wow!<br /><br /><br />

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley's nude lace backless cocktail dress blew everyone away.

Kate Winslet 2011 Emmy Awards

Nina Dobrev 2012 People’s Choice Awards

2012 Golden Globes Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel Wears a Champagne Elie Saab Haute Couture Gown at the 2012 Golden Globes

Zoe Saldana

Blake Lively

Gwyneth Paltrow – I love the green dress but I’m not sure why she chose to wear the necklace, it kind of detracts from the neckline.

What to expect at the Oscars?  More Elie Saab from his 2012 Ready to Wear and Resort Collection, I’m sure – from the looks of the below designs, I am hoping for lots of bright colour.  I am betting that we can expect to see more of the yellow that has been so trendy and hopefully, more of the electric green and blue, as well.

Spring 2012 Ready to Wear

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 Collection from Elie Saab

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