#4. Elie Saab
They appeared on multicolored fit-and-flare mini dresses, which were worn under swoosh cloak jackets, as lace inserts on multi-ruffled black silk mini dresses. Or inlaid against stripes in paillette-heavy, gridded evening gowns. Deeply Halston-esque silk gowns in rainbow stripes or primary colors made a few cameos. There were also pleated skirts and necklines that plunged as low as Nixon’s post-Watergate approval ratings. The ’80s leg-of-mutton box was dutifully ticked.