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If Elie Saab's latest couture collection is anything to go by, we can expect to see something other than the predictable black and nude on the red carpet at the Oscars. The Lebanese designer - who's dressed dozens of winners, nominees and presenters in the last few years - showed a dreamy couture collection bursting with possible Oscar frocks. Our money's on one of the amazing mint green numbers, snapped backstage during the show, perhaps worn by 'The Artist' star Berenice Bejo, who sat in the front row for the show.

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There were also peach, cream and a profusion of pale pink gowns, making up an ice-cream hued collection of heavily embellished and textured dresses and gowns. Though there were some structured suits and shorter dresses, Saab is not a designer you look to for daywear. He's all about romantic glamour and serious attention to detail, this season through a generous use of tiny crystals on soft, fairytale fabrics fit for a princess.

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[Backstage photo via Elie Saab twitter. Catwalk images: Getty]