Elie Saab, one of my favourite designers when it comes to red carpet dresses just showed his Fall 2010 Couture collection in Paris. Karolina Kurkova opened the show and dresses were heavily laden with metallic gold and silver applique, beads, crystals, embroidery, sequins, ruffles coupled with intricate draping. His inspiration for this collection came from the concept of the phoenix arising from the ashes so it was no surprise that he featured kaleidoscopic flame-like red prints and gold among other colours. Models wore red suede Mary-Janes, leather pumps with cut-out details and makeup was kept simple with just a subtle smokey-eye effect. The final look was a stunning bridal gown with a 8-foot train. Here are some of my favourite looks.