Born in 1964 in Lebanon, Elie Saab is a self-taught fashion designer. His interest in dressmaking started at the young age of 9, when he began making clothes for his sisters. The talented adolescent also sold his creations to the women in his neighborhood. In 1982, at just the age of 18, he opened his couture atelier in Beirut managing over a dozen employees. In the following months, he presented his first collection to a public of women and instantly won them over with the talent of a self-taught artist. His reputation rapidly transcended Beirut's borders, attracting women from high society who desired an Elie Saab dress. Invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show in Paris in 2000, he presented four collections a year and six years later became a corresponding member. In 2007, he set a flagship boutique in the heart of Le Triangle D'or. Beirut remains his main source of inspiration though, it is where he's founded and maintained his studio. The designer magnifies femininity by working with fine materials and delicate embroideries and with outstanding quality, he builds his fairytale creations using simple designs, precious resources, whilst always maintaining a form of sophistication. Elie Saab dazzles with his intricate details and strong sense of beauty. His speciality is the ultimate dress that highlights a woman's silhouette.