Saturday, January 27, 2007

Haute Couture in the Hot Zone

"No one would believe a fashion collection could be made in such a situation," Saab said in Paris yesterday, as he finalized the selection of models for his show.

"We are right in the heart of it. My showroom and offices are just 20 meters away. There are tanks, troops, hundreds of people chanting. Last week, the roads were closed, making it almost impossible for me and my staff to get to work."

He added: "I started my business in 1982 when Israel invaded Lebanon, so I have always known war and strife. But it is part of the spirit of the Lebanese people to compensate with beauty. I do my part with beautiful clothes."

Thank you, Elie.