On Wednesday night in Paris, Zuhair Murad presented his Spring 2019 Couture collection, entitled Aquatic Serenade. Read on for the five main things to know about the red carpet-worthy, oceanic offering.
#1. The collection was inspired by the ocean
The Lebanese couturier’s Spring 2019 Couture collection was an ode to the underwater life, with an ’80s twist. In keeping with theme of the show, the 59-piece offering included ball gowns hand-embroidered with corals, sleek, figure-hugging numbers encrusted with aquatic-colored sequins, voluminous, ombré, tulle frocks, embellished skirt suits worn with matching brasseries and paired with silk chiffon trains.
#2. The color palette took from the hues of sea life
The color palette of the dramatic collection featured all conceivable shades of blue: Turquoise, navy, aqua, and periwinkle. Clothing also came in other tones inspired by the ocean including shell pink, coral, mother-of-pearl, and twinkling silver.
#3. Models had wet hair, naturally
Models evoked real life mermaids with their beauty look. Backstage, hairstylists combed back models’ damp lengths to create a wet, slicked back style with a high-gloss finish, that felt like they just emerged from the sea. As for the makeup, neatly-brushed-up eyebrows were paired with glowing luminous skin, sun-kissed cheeks, and a slick of balm on the lips.
#4. The FROW was star-filled
The front row included Murad’s muses, like Lebanese beauty queens Nadine Nassib Njeim and Nathalie Nasrallah. Also in attendance were Araya Hargate and Carol Hannoun, who were all dressed head-to-toe in Zuhair Murad creations.
#5. And the bride wore…
To close out the show, Zuhair Murad’s bride stepped out into the light-filled catwalk wearing a glittering, crystal-encrusted tulle wedding dress equipped with an equally sparkling headpiece that culminated into a cascading veil.