In 1995, Zuhair Murad opened his first atelier in Beirut and not long after has established a very high reputation in the international fashion scene. What began as a mere hobby soon turned into an empire of unique sophistication and revered fashion. "Ever since I was a child, I used to imagine designs for imaginary clients. I have always loved to work in the word of luxury and design...As my country in well known for its natural beauty...that expertise...made me fall into the world of haute couture," Murad has said. His lavish creations, in sensational colors and extraordinary fabrics, are reminiscent of Egyptian princesses, Grecian goddesses and pure, glorious splendor, complete with an edgy twist that modernizes his collections just enough.
His extensive lines encompass haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessories and eyewear. Plans to expand the fashion line are underway to include beauty products, perfumes, swimwear and lingerie as well as furnisher.
Two boutiques (including showrooms) have been established. The first in Beirut on Charles Helou Avenue and the second on rue Francois Ier in Paris. A showroom is also present in Milan on rue Borgogna.
Zuhair Murad, although still relatively new in the scene has already dressed the likes of Carrie Underwood, Ivana Trump, Beyonce Knowles, Kellie Pickler, Shakira, Katy Perry, Christina Applegate, Vanessa Williams, Ana Ortiz and many more. Most recently, Miley Cyrus was seen wearing one of his creations at the Academy Awards.
He also designed miss France's dress Chloé Mortaud for Miss universe 2009 and 5 dresses for the final of Miss France 2010 .
Florence Welch was last seen wearing one of his creations during the Brits awards. His dress was silver silk with gold and silver beaded designs. Nina Dobrev, Wanda Sykes and singer Jewel were seen wearing Zuhair Murad dresses at the 2010 Emmy Awards.