February 7th, 2011
Fash Files: Sylvie van der Vaart Loves Elie Saab
Image via Reuters Pictures/Daylife
Everyone has a go-to designer for the plethora of red carpet events we all attend, right?
Exactly. In our fantasy world, we would have Marchesa’s near-wearable art at our beck and call and we’d be having tea and Hobnobs with designer Georgina Chapman every second Tuesday.
When Sylvie van der Vaart needs a glitzy frock she turns to Lebanese designer Elie Saab. His stunning creations are a staple on red carpets from the Oscars to movie premieres (and thanks to Sylvie), German awards shows. The Dutch goddess wore a modified version of this georgeous purple sequined number from his Fall 2010 collection to the Golden Camera Awards in Berlin on Saturday night. Her turquoise jeweled sandals are courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti.
If the dress above looks familiar to you, please do award yourself 10 Sylvie points and/or a biscuit. She wore a very similar Elie Saab Spring 2010 creation to the Bambi Awards In November of last year. Image via Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe
Here’s the thing: out of all the Elie Saab dresses in the universe, we feel Sylvie’s recent choice is a tad monotonous and uncreative. Why choose something so similar? Then again, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; she looks fab in both.
If we may make a suggestion for next year’s show, how about this lovely blue gown from the Spring 2011 collection? Call us, Syl.
What do you think of Sylvie’s love for Mr. Saab? Who is your dream red carpet designer?