Elie Saab, also know as "ES“, moved from Lebanon to Paris to study fashion at the ripe age of 18. He knew at this point already that he wanted to earn a living from his fashion creations. After one year, he returned to Lebanon to open his first workshop in 1982. Over time, he has gained popularity around the globe with his unique ability to mix both easter and western culture. Though his career began with evening and wedding gowns, he has now grown to include ready-to-wear and jewelry to his collections, which are presented at Paris Fashion Week.