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It is easy to see why Elie Saab's sumptious creations are a continuous sight on the red carpets of the world. Sticking to a formula he executes so well, Saab turned to skyscrapers for his Autumn/Winter 2011-12 Haute Couture collection. This consisted of straight lines, column dresses, and elongated silhouettes in a series of powder blues, greys and browns.

Delicate layers of sheer material floated down the catwalk in a cloud of sequins, embroideries and lace. The whole collection was very eveningwear-skewed with plenty of tulle skirt, crystal embellishments and flower details in sweeping floor-length gowns. Every piece was a little piece of magic, but nothing too envelope-pushing.

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