Elie Saab ('ES") Lebanese fashion designer. In 1997 Saab was the first non-Italian designer to become a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda. He became an overnight success after dressing Oscar winner, Halle Berry, with a burgundy gown to the 2002 Academy Awards she won for Best Actress. She wore for the 2003 Oscars. another dress by Saab, this time a gold dress.In May 2003, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture invited him to become a member.