Elie Saab (born 4 July 1964), sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Milan and Paris. In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old with a team of 15 employees. At first, his atelier was specialized in bridal couture making wedding dresses and gowns using rich fabrics, lace, detailed embroidery, pearls, crystals and silk threads. In Beirut, his reputation grew from dressing the women in his neighbourhood, and was soon enhanced by high society women who began sporting his designs. Now, his evening gowns are worn by many celebrities on the red carpet. In 2011, Elie Saab began its fragrance line with Le Parfum and continues to develop elegant and sophisticated scents.