×
3 833
Fashion Jobs
NGG
Revenue Operations Manager
Permanent · LONDON
DEBENHAMS
Key Account Manager
Permanent · LONDON
BOOHOO
SEO Assistant & Copywriter
Permanent · MANCHESTER
EVERLAST GYMS
General Assistant - Everlast Fitness
Permanent · INVERNESS
FRASERS GROUP
General Kitchen Manager
Permanent · SHIREBROOK
URBN
Free People Keyholder - Duke of York, London (16hrs)
Permanent · LONDON
URBN
Free People Keyholder - Duke of York, London (32hrs)
Permanent · LONDON
HARVEY NICHOLS KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Security Officer
Permanent · LONDON
AESOP
Retail Consultant | Aesop Harrods Counter London | Full Time
Permanent · London
VF INTERNATIONAL
Credit Controller - German Speaking
Permanent · CALVERTON
NEW BALANCE
Associate Trade Marketing Manager, Lifestyle
Permanent · Warrington
AVON
Head of Compliance And Risk
Permanent · NORTHAMPTON
MATCHES FASHION
Accounts Payable Assistant
Permanent · LONDON
I SAW IT FIRST
Head of Creative - i Saw IT First & Missguided
Permanent · STRETFORD
HOUSE OF FRASER
Loss Prevention Supervisor - House of Fraser
Permanent · DARTFORD
EVERLAST GYMS
General Manager - Everlast Gyms
Permanent · SELBY
MULBERRY
Customs Entry Coordinator
Permanent · SHEPTON MALLET
SELFRIDGES
Finance Manager - Stock
Permanent · LONDON
NEXT
Sales Manager - Stockton Teesside Retail Park
Permanent · THORNABY
NEXT
Sales Coordinator - Blackburn The Mall
Permanent · BLACKBURN
NEXT
Stock Coordinator - Merthyr Tydfil
Permanent · MERTHYR TYDFIL
NEXT
Sales Coordinator - West Bromwich
Permanent · WEST BROMWICH
Ads
Published
Jan 18, 2021
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Elie Saab skips couture presentation in Paris

Published
Jan 18, 2021

Elie Saab has called off his haute couture presentation scheduled for the Paris season next week, as the couturier delays shooting any look-book video in the wake of the crisis in Lebanon.
 
Saab had been scheduled to unveil his next collection during the four-day fully digital haute couture week, on Wednesday, 27 January. 


Elie Saab

 
However, due the pandemic and major health problems caused by coronavirus, the house will not shoot any video for Paris. The past two seasons, Saab shot inventive videos both for ready-to-wear and couture in historic and elegiac settings in the mountains north of Beirut.
 
“The couture collection is ready. But we have had to take this decision to postpone the shoot due to the current situation, where the virus is growing exponentially. There are 7,000 cases a day in Lebanon officially, which compared to our population is very big number. The health care system can not afford any more cases, there is not enough oxygen and respirators in hospitals. So we take care to prioritize health and well being and not take risks. That would be unfair unethical and not responsible,” Elie Saab Jr., the managing director of the Beirut-based fashion brand, told FashionNetwork.com in a call from Beirut.

Saab, the Phoenician couturier, is one of the leading shows on the Paris calendar, which next week features over 25 couture shows on the official calendar.
 
Saab Jr. stressed that the house hoped to shoot the video in the next several weeks.
 
“We create beauty and we cannot do that jeopardizing the well being of everyone. But we will do a look-book and video, in a new concept and online presentation; streamed and sent to clients, press and stakeholders,” he insisted.

Saab’s headquarters located in downtown Beirut were partly damaged in the giant explosion that rocked the city in August 2020 and left 190 dead. However, the repairs were completed quite quickly.
 
“We were able to renovate immediately, and up and running 10 days after. We managed to deliver all our confirmed orders. We had a fair amount of business despite Covid-19,” said Saab Jr.
 
Currently, many of the Saab sales force are in Paris, showing the house’s ready-to-wear pre-collection for fall 2021, albeit much of it online.
 
Like the Paris ready-to-wear season itself, the house still has to see whether it can stage a runway show during Paris ready-to-wear week in the first week of March.
 
“March? We still don’t know. Who does? Whether online, phygital or catwalk,” he noted. 

Copyright © 2023 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.