Born as a child Maronite parents, Saab was already at the age of nine years, interest in fashion and the sewing of clothes. He spent much time with patterns and sketches drawings for tablecloths and curtains.
1981 Saab moved to Paris to study fashion. In 1982, he returned to Beirut and founded his first studio with ten workers. The name of the label was " Beirut -based fashion". Saab's main studio is located in Lebanon, a country to which he feels very connected. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris.
1997 Saab was the first non - Italian designer who is a member of the Italian Camera Nazionale della Moda (National Fashion Chamber) was. In the same year Saab presented his first collection outside Lebanon in Rome.
In 1998, Saab a "Ready-to - wear" collection in Milan and started a fashion show in Monaco, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco visited. This collection was sold in cities like Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Los Angeles, New York City and Hong Kong around the world.
Saab 2002 was known worldwide as Halle Berry wore a custom-built by Elie Saab dress to the Oscars, she won in this dress the Best Actress Award. Since Elie Saab dresses are popular among various stars; among other things, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore for a celebration on the eve of her wedding, a dress designer.
In July 2003, Saab presented his haute couture collection in Paris as an official member of the Chambre Syndicale prestigious. The reaction of the press and designers was overwhelming. Two years later, in October 2005, Saab launched his expanded ready- to-wear collection on the Paris runway and has since his second home in Paris.
Saab opened his first boutique in 2005 and moved his headquarters to the heart of Beirut, the Downtown. The five-storey modern building houses his studio, couture salon, accessories department and the studio for the ready-to- wear collection.