We must go on,' says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab after blast
MODEL WORLD MAGAZINE|September 2020
'We must go on,' says Lebanese designer Elie Saab after blast
Giles Elgood

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut.

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab looks on during an interview with Reuters, following a massive explosion at the Beirut port area, in Faqra, Lebanon, August 15, 2020.

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