Elie Saab is known for Hollywood glamor. Some of his famous dresses include Hale Berry's 2002 Oscar dress (she won and looked fabulous), Marcia Cross' 2008 Emmy dress, and Evangeline Lily's 2008 Emmy dress.
His spring 2010 couture collection has a romantic feel with pale colors (perfect for the fashionista bride), sheer fabrics and embroidery.
I love his silhouette! His collection also includes bolero jackets, which really feels like old Hollywood glam.
Do brides need to wear white? No. Color has become more and more acceptable, especially pale pastels. If you want to be more traditional, you can keep the white dress, but add color with a bright sash, gold embroidery or pink shoes.
Elie by Elie Saab (his bridal collection) can be found at Ellie's Bridal in Alexandria, VA.