Elie Saab's model army at Paris Fashion Week

Published October 5th, 2015 - 02:00 GMT

Lebanese designer Elie Saab landed a coup for his Paris Fashion Week show this week - It-girls Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Lily Donaldson graced the runway for his 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show.

Showcasing a combination of his signature laces and florals, the designer's choice of 19 year old American model Kendall Jenner, twenty-year old Palestinian beauty Gigi Hadid, and British model Lily Donaldson was a nod to a more fashion-forward an youthful approach on the runway than we are used to seeing.

Photo credit: AFP/Francois Guillot

Palestinian model Gigi Hadid, who recently came under fire on social media for her curvy and 'unconventional' model's body - paired a lacy blue ra-ra dress with a bold, sporty bomber jacket.

Photo credit: Instagram

According to Women's Wear Daily, the sports-inspired designs were a new departure for the Lebanese designer normally known as a red-carpet stalwart, but his trademark colors and detailing were still in evidence.

If Saab was wondering whether his designs would look good on Instagram to rock the youth vote, he needn't have worried.

Kendall Jenner's mom, Kris Jenner (8.7 million followers, 192,000) and Gigi Hadid (6.8 million followers, 406,000 likes), both tweeted pictures from the show, pretty much guaranteeing instant approval from their legion of fans.


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