Zuhair Murad is one of the most successful designers of red carpet dresses. Hundreds of A-listers and Hollywood actresses dress up in his elegant, glamorous creations. Jennifer Lopez even asked him to design all the outfits of her last world tour.
I had the honour to interview Zuhair Murad in spring 2013 in Paris (see the interview below: “My Muse Is Half Angel And Half Demon”) and to see his new fall/winter 2013/14 collection. When I asked him about the new collection and his inspiration, the Lebanese designer said: “The collection is entitled Gothic Garden. I imagined a muse whoâ€™s half angel and half demon. As an angel, she transmits sensuality, transparency and romance. As a demon, she has a very strong personality, even an aggressive side and prefers a gothic look. I wanted to accentuate this contrast by combining different materials, for instance leather and lace, velvet and tulle, brocade and jersey. Black, bordeaux, red, pink and white are the dominating colours of the new collection. I also focused on big flower prints after being inspired by the paintings of Flemish painter Malers Jan van Eyck (1390-1441).”
PHOTOS: ZUHAIR MURAD FALL/WINTER 2013/14
Photos: Courtesy of Zuhair Murad
VIDEO: ZUHAIR MURAD PRÃŠT-Ã€-PORTER COLLECTION FALL/WINTER 2013/14