Celebrities vying for a gold statuette this awards season can also dress like one, thanks to Zuhair Murad. For his latest couture collection, the Lebanese designer sent out an array of gold-embroidered gowns that would provide plenty of sparkle on the big night. On one, a richly embroidered bodice dissolved into sequined arabesques on a nude silk tulle train. Others were Grecian in spirit, with wafting panels of chalk-colored chiffon or silk tulle, set off with gold or platinum embroidered motifs.
With its Baroque overtones, this collection strayed at times into Versace territory, but it’s easy to see why Murad has become a favorite of stars including Jennifer Lopez and Blake Lively. The designer did not bother with daywear, though a high-necked guipure lace dress with a ruffle-trimmed short skirt provided a more demure option for the cocktail hour.