Lebanese designer takes fashion to the high seas

on Monday,March 15,2010 20:03


Couturier Elie Saab will attempt to take his creations from the red carpet to ocean waters with a new superyacht design, CNN reports.

The boat - which Saab has named the ES117, a combination of his initials and its projected 117-meter length - will feature 12 suites, a swimming pool, a movie theater, a helicopter, a submarine, a spa and a gym.

Saab partnered with Weyves Couture to develop plans for the boat, which will be built by Oceanco shipbuilders. Although an expected cost has not yet been released, Saab told the media outlet that several potential buyers have already shown an interest in purchasing the superyacht.

He added that "both haute couture and superyachts are distinctive examples of luxury" and "adding a designer's vision to the creation is the ultimate luxury."

The news provider did not indicate when the vessel is expected to hit the market.

Saab has not let the venture get in the way of his original passion , as both Rachel McAdams and Anna Kendrick donned designs from his January collection at the Academy Awards earlier this month, Style.com reports.
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