- Lebanese designers
- fashion design
Bab Idriss, Beirut district
Zuhair Murad was established in 1997 in Beirut and Paris. Today, the House designs, manufactures, distributes and retails some of the world's most coveted high-fashion clothing, and the brand is present in over 100 points of sales spread all over the globe (the USA, France, the United Kingdom, Monaco, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, Canada, Singapore, China and the UAE…), with plans for expansion in the coming years.
Zuhair Murad collections blend the ancient heritage with a modern twist, a signature to which the House is very loyal, with a mission for a continuous quest for craftsmanship, glamour and reverie. Perfection is also what Zuhair Murad strives to implement during all the phases of his creations: from the concept to the conception, then the completion. Each garment is the result of a long and rigorous artisanal savoir-faire that creates the ultimate experience in elegance.
Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always dreamt of evading to a world of fantasy. He started sketching dresses at the age of ten, quoted as saying “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”
In 1997, Zuhair Murad opens his first atelier in Beirut, catering to a growing private clientele. In 2001, Murad presents his couture collection for the first time during Haute Couture Week in Paris, gaining momentum with international media. In 2006, Zuhair Murad opens his first boutique in Melrose Building, listed as architectural heritage and located in Bab Idriss Street, Downtown Beirut. In 2007, he inaugurates his Parisian “Maison de Couture”. In 2012, the supervisory board of the “French Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode” elects him as guest member to the Haute Couture official calendar. In 2013, ZUHAIR MURAD inaugurates its bridal boutique located in its building in the heart of Beirut. The two-floor store brings the ZUHAIR MURAD codes to life with an innovative interpretation.