Zuhair Murad is from Lebanon, he was born in 1971 in Beirut. After studying the craft for some time he opened his own atelier in 1995 (in Beirut). He designs mostly ready-to-wear and haute couture, but has some eyewear and accessories collections also. He intends to further expand his empire with lingerie, perfumes, swimwear, beauty products and even furnishings.
After opening his atelier in 1995, Murad quickly rose and attracted the attention of the national press and high society. In 1999 he was invited to the “Alta Roma Alta Moda” event to show his work, this became his international debut. Another big showcase followed in 2001.The year ZuhairMurad conquered Paris during “Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week”. The pret a porter collection became reality in 2002 and further expanded the empire of the Lebanese designer.
Apart from being busy with his own collections, Zuhair also designs for Mango. The collection is called “Mango by ZuhairMurad” and it’s a quite successful one.
ZuhairMurad currently has two boutiques: one in Beirut and one in Paris. He also owns a showroom in Milan where he introduces the best from the new in his collections.
During the past few years he has become extremely popular, due to the many appearances of celebrities in his gowns. Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, Shakira, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted with Murad couture on red carpets. Over the past 2 years there hasn’t been a high-class event that didn’t have ZuhairMurad couture in it. The worldwide famous designer has cooperated with Miss France and Miss Universe (2010) pageants. He made 5 dresses for Miss Universe and he also designed Miss France’s dress ChloéMortaud in 2009.