Elie Saab’s show opened with a series of jersey dresses with various types of neckline but almost all with an asymmetric hem and a scarf tied around the neck, worn with thigh-high leather pirate boots, demonstrating that everything a woman needs can be found right on this runway. The dresses came in primary monochromes but also in iridescent green, purple, black and rust-coloured macro patterns. They were followed by shiny velvet tuxedos, romantic blouses with bows and long, sinuous skirts with or without a split, and more long dresses interspersed with transparencies and precious embroidery or covered in crystals, the common denominator being wide waistbands tied with a large bow. There was also lots of lace, ruches, trains and cloaks, culminating in a finale worthy of the most exclusive red carpet event.