He established his eponymous label in the 1980s, but it could be argued that Elie Saab really exploded into the mainstream in the decade known as the Noughties.
That was the period in which the Damour-born designer started to routinely appear on red carpets aplenty, adding extra star power to Hollywood's finest with his label's blend of romanticism, craftsmanship and drama.
Saab has wardrobed a ream of the screen's finest at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Baftas and more, with stars such as Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie and Dame Helen Mirren wearing his designs.
Renowned for his theatrical yet delicate touch, his label has also found favour with some of the music industry's most famous faces, such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
Royals have also fallen under Saab's sartorial spell, with the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a midi dress by the designer to the 2019 edition of high-society horse race, Royal Ascot.
Scroll through the gallery above to discover a selection of Elie Saab's most memorable red-carpet designs of all time.