The August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFPThe August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFP
The August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFP

Elie Saab returns to his destroyed Beirut home after blast: the top fashion designer from Lebanon has dressed Kate Middleton, Liu Yifei

  • Although his home in Beirut was wrecked by the massive August 4 explosion, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt
  • Saab has dressed royalty including Britain’s Kate Middleton and a host of A-list celebrities, among them actresses Halle Berry, Helen Mirren and Liu Yifei

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The August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFPThe August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFP
The August 4 port explosion disfigured huge swathes of Beirut – and though his home (pictured) was badly damaged, the first thing fashion designer Elie Saab wanted to know was if anyone was hurt. Photo: AFP
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