Elie Saab’s spring couture in Paris dreams of Thai escape

PARIS (AP) — Elie Saab has whisked his guests away to Thailand for a Paris Fashion Week couture show that gleamed with gold and intricate silk embroidery. Sheer diaphanous cloth floated around the runway in Le Marais’ Carreau du Temple amid wafting perfume Wednesday, as “Emily in Paris” star Paul Forman and socialite Olivia Palermo posed nearby for the cameras. The most beautiful gowns were sometimes deceptively simple, where the sumptuous material — like one blue satin sash rippling asymmetrically across the shoulder — could speak for itself.