Zuhair Murad’s Couture Show
Is What Fairy Tales Are Made Of
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Zuhair Murad got right to it, his very first pieces on the runway made for the evening. Zuhair Murad knows where his strength lies. His 51 piece collection was made for the red carpet, dress after intricately embroidered dress, one could play the guessing game of matching a celebrity to a dress.
Going back in time for this collection, Murad revisited the pander skirts that were popular under Elizabeth I. “I love the possibilities of corsets. You could say I wanted to put women in a gilded cage,” the designer offered backstage before the show. Of course figuratively, Murad’s women, who came out to support the designer are anything but ‘prisoners’.
Building on an architecture of crinolined curves veiled with illusion tulle, the designer went to town showering his dresses with “precious tattoos” like ivy and creeping florals made of embroidery, many kinds of lace, organza, satin, sequins, and silver beads. His runway turned into a dream come true for anyone searching for an evening dress, with an open budget of course.