As our fashion queen of 2006, Miranda Priestly sighed, “Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking.” But the looks shown at Eli’s Saab’s Wednesday haute couture show were anything but yawn inducing. The collection aptly called “The Promise of Spring” suggests a return to femininity after the ghosts of seasons past have left us studded, gramated, and zipped to our threshold. The collection of evening wear- part wood nymph-glamazon, part sugary sweet cupcake topping; has cleansed our pallet with its sorbet colors and delicate prints. Gowns ranging from the universal powder rose, to intricate beekaboo lacing and embellishments that have become the hallmark of Lebanese born Saab’s ever feminine aesthetic; graced the runway with an effortless, airy quality. Subtly hinting toward legends such as Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, particularly her collection from prefall 2013, where heavily printed gowns seemed to rule the ballroom, or garden party, as it were. Saab has seemingly created a dream world for women to own their feminity while embracing a more romantic side simultaneously . One might consider “La Vie est Belle” more apropos name for the collection as the heavy influence of a chiffon dreamworld where romance and beauty live ceaselessly with one another takes center stage (or runway.) With prints like these, it’s easy to stop and smell the roses.