Elie Saab's $300,000 Wedding Dress, And Five More Couture Bridal Gowns To Die For

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We all know Haute Couture Fashion Week is a real-life dreamland. Chiffon confections that cost more than a nice car are no biggy. In fact, they're child's play in comparison to Elie Saab's latest couture creation.

Meet the $300,000 (about £210,000) wedding dress the Lebanese designer sent down his catwalk yesterday. Yes, that is more than the UK average house price.

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Who would pay that, you ask. Well, thanks to his glittering gowns Saab has a loyal couture clientele that includes royalty. In 2012 he dressed Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg in a couture gown for her wedding; it took 3, 900 hours to make, included a 13ft train and was embellished with 50,000 pearls. He also outfitted numerous guests for the occasion. Saab is, of course, also a stalwart red carpet name - the annual awards season red carpet isn’t complete without at least a handful of his designs.

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It's tradition that designers show an epic bridal gown as the final look of a couture collection and Saab has had some stiff competition this season - here's some of the others we're dreaming about...

Ralph & Russo

British couture brand Ralph & Russo's wedding gown was so large it took six petites mains (seamtresses) to guide it as the model turned on the catwalk. 

Chanel

Trust Karl Lagerfeld to throw a curveball: a heavily-embellished column dress with a hoodie and train. One for the more adventurous bride.

Giambattista Valli

The master of ethereal gowns didn't disappoing with this tiered tulle skirt and beaded top.

Valentino

Delicately gilded, this caped number may actually be made of dreams and unicorn tears. Perfect for a Santorini summer wedding, no?

Givenchy

We're putting it out there: capes are the new veils. Take note of this Givenchy beauty.

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