The sun broke out in time for Zuhair Murad’s bohemian rhapsody, a collection dedicated to a free spirit from the Seventies — with deep pockets.
The opening passage in black was lovely, all Stevie-Nicks-eat-your-heart-out billowing velvet capes trailing jet-beaded fringes, over skin-baring gowns with strategically placed, barely there embroidery. A deep purple dress with flared sleeves and tassels and crisscross lacing at the chest — styled with matching suede thigh-high boots — continued the haute-boho storyline, as did the ruffled lace jumpsuits and slim, flared pantsuits a-sparkle with sequins (the impressive handiwork included a camouflage tapestry print shadowed across a gold pajama suit).
The ubiquitous red carpet parade departed distractingly from the theme, with the only references coming from the palette and accessories including chokers, colored felt hats and wide belts used to cinch loose volumes. But there were some sweet variations, too — especially the flesh tulle gown embroidered with flowers and flamingos.