Elie Saab said his fall collection was inspired by “Giselle,” though he flitted around the theme with a display of moody glamour.

After several seasons in which the designer has accented his signature after-dark arsenal of eveningwear with hints of something street-ier and sportier, this was an exercise in Total Saab: “dark, romantic stuff,” as he put it.

The collection was inspired by Giselle and did indeed contain many looks highly suitable for dancing and entrancing errant males to their doubtlessly richly deserved demise. Layers of tulle and ruffle were heaped to whirl dervish-ly around their wearers as they walked.

Related: Fashion Week Ready to Wear Fall 2017 | Paris

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ELIE SAAB Ready-to-Wear Autumn Winter 2017-18 | Backstage