Born in Beirut in 1964, Elie Saab is a self-taught fashion talent who started dressmaking at the age of 9. In 1982, when he was only 18, he opened his couture atelier in Beirut and started presenting his collections to an audience of young women before conquering the elite women throughout the Middle East. In 1997, he was the only non-Italian designer invited to the Camera Nazionale della Moda to present his couture collections in Rome. One year later, he launched his ready-to-wear collection during the Milan Fashion Week. In 2000, Elie Saab paved his way to Paris and showed his collection, then became in 2006 a corresponding member at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In 2007, he set a flagship boutique in the heart of Le Triangle D’or and exhibited all of the brand’s collections, from the ready-to-wear and accessory lines to haute couture collections in the adjacent salons. Since Beirut remains his main source of inspiration, he established in 2005 his headquarters in downtown Beirut. Elie Saab continued to broaden his business internationally by opening boutiques in main cities around the world such as London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mexico , Geneva and established a secondary headquarters in Paris located in Avenue Raymond Poincare. Today, the brand is available in more than 200 points of sale worldwide. Elie Saab’s unique designs are mainly inspired by women. He magnifies femininity working with the finest and most noble materials, applying delicate embroideries and creating characteristic aerial effects with light and fluid fabrics. Since 1999, Elie Saab has dressed Hollywood cinema, music, theatre and television A-list stars as well as royalties in the world. In order to share the Elie Saab brand’s femininity with more women around the world, he launched in 2011 his first fragrance, Le Parfum and recently introduced La Collection des Essences. Throughout his career, Elie Saab has been publicly recognized and honored for his success and contributions to the world of fashion.