Zuhair Murad, one of today’s best-known couturiers, was born in 1971 in Baalbek; Lebanon. At the age of ten he started sketching dresses. Later he moved to Paris to study fashion design, art, design and dressmaking. He became known among high society so immediately, in 1995, he opened his first boutique in his hometown. His clientele was private. In 2001 he began the Atelier Show Room in Rome and in Paris he presented his first Couture collection during Haute Couture Week. In the following year he presented his first Prêt-à-porter collection in the Milan Fashion Week; there he had his decisive success.
In 2006 he made a collaboration with the Spanish brand Mango; all the outfits where for parties.
In 2007 he inaugurated his Parisian Maison de Couture. In 2012 he made a specific product line with Rosa Clara, an Spanish bridal brand.
And finally in 2014 he officially opened his bridal boutique. The first Zuhair Murad Ready-to-wear collection made by contemporary lines it was presented in 2015.
The main characteristics from his garments are embroidery with tattoo effects, crystal and jewels; and each one has a baroque inspiration. As he said in an interview; paintings inspired him. He admires the female silhouette. Each of his pieces are unique and reflect his idea of beauty. Harmonious cuts, precious materials, elegant silhouettes and the top of femininity are the common aspects from his clothes. His creations make us remember the ones from Ellie Saab.
Many artist has wear one of his garments. Some examples are Chrsitina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez in the Golden Globe Awards in 2011; Ameera al-Taweel from Arabia SAudita in the wedding of Prince William and Catherine; and we can’t forget Kristen Steward and Sofia Vergara.