Elie Saab launched his fashion label in 1982 when he was only 18 years old. The atelier located in Lebanon first specialised in bridal couture and grew rapidly to provide ladies evening gowns for aristocrats in Lebanon. Today, the designer’s bridal line, self-titled Elie by Elie Saab, is produced in Spain. The designer will present a collection of wedding gowns during his Haute Couture fashion shows, but those gowns are only available by appointment at his Beirut atelier. Elie Saab’s dresses often feature lace, semi-precious stones, or Swarovski crystals. They are applied to beautiful fabrics such as mousseline, silk tulle and silk organza. He is well known for dressing many Hollywood movie stars.