Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad whips up insanely gorgeous gowns that embolden the wearer. In a Murad design, you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. He has become a hit with doyennes of the red carpet, including Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez – two women who represent the confident attitude of this label perfectly. For Fall 2013 Couture, he takes his slinky, fully sequined gowns to the next level of covetability by splattering his creations with pounds of Art Deco crystal beading, velvet, sparkling plisse, and romantic Spanish lace. His more dazzling looks resemble fireworks suspended forever with beading patterns that burst and bloom with reflective twinkles. His showstoppers come in the form of floor-sweeping gowns decorated with electric branches that zigzag along the exterior like a system of exposed nerves. At times, Murad ponders on Victorian influence with high necks and full sleeves, but he’d much rather play with color and light than get stuck reinterpreting past eras. This bright, glitzy, glamorous collection will draw women to it like moths to a flame.
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