From feather dresses with amplified movement to intricately embroidered gowns, Zuhair Murad delivered an ethereal couture collection yesterday. American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson’s Gibson Girl illustrations from the 1890s served as the impetus for the Zuhair Murad Fall 2017 couture collection. Gibson’s drawings feature independent beautiful women, which Murad sought to bring to life on the catwalk at the Avenue de Friedland. The fashion desk recaps the five sartorial messages fresh from Murad’s atelier.
#1: Statement Eveningwear with Velvet Finishes
The opening looks featured plunging backs and angular slits in velvet, with opulent beading.
#2: Pastels are for Winter
Following the sharp black and white looks, a pastel color palette showcased a softer offering.
#3: All About the Thistle
Art nouveau thistle flowers were printed and appliquéd on dresses. Thistles are an Edwardian symbol of devotion.
#4: Hollywood Glamour Returns
Romantic ostrich feathers dyed eggshell blue, salmon pink, lavender, and cream, gave the collection an air of Hollywood glamour.
#5: Here Comes the Bride
The finale wedding gown featured tufts of ostrich feathers and exaggerated hips from a crinoline skirt.