Elie Saab known simply as ‘ES’, is a Lebanese fashion designer. In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old with a team of 15 employees. Elie Saab’s style is a unique fusion of western and eastern culture. He uses noble materials such as taffeta, organza, noble and satin paired with more fluid and light fabrics.In 1997 Saab was the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda, and in 1997, showed his first collection outside Lebanon in Rome. In 1998, he started ready-to-wear in Milan, and in the same year, he held a fashion show in Monaco which was attended by Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. His designs are now sold in 42 countries. In 2011, Elie Saab launched his first fragrance “Le Parfum” which became an overnight bestseller in 15 countries, including the UAE.