The Story of How Jennifer Lopez Fell in Love With Designer Zuhair Murad

Hayley Kadrou   |   24-07-2019

Jennifer Lopez has long been a fan of the Lebanese designer before his name was a red-carpet regular. But just how did the global singer and movie star discover Zuhair Murad?


Having first donned the designed to the Met Ball in 2010 – a sweetheart cut silvery-grey ball gown adorned with sequins – Jennifer Lopez has since been spotted wearing the likes of Zuhair Murad countless times.


Some of the most memorable include wearing the designer to perform at the Grammys in 2017, to her album launch party in 2012, while speaking on stage at the Annual Hollywood Film Awards in 2014 and many. many more red carpet events.


But how did the 50-year-old global superstar discover the Middle Eastern designer nearly a decade ago?



Well, speaking recently during an interview with the event organizer for her world tour, Venture Lifestyle, she revealed: “I love Zuhair, he’s probably my favourite.”



She continued: “I discovered him years ago when I was doing a show somewhere. I was doing a show and I was so jetlagged and I was up in the middle of the night watching Fashion TV, which they had in this country I was in, and he had this beautiful show and I was like, ‘Who is this guy?’”


Jennifer Lopez wearing Zuhair Murad at the Oscars 2019

Jennifer Lopez wearing Zuhair Murad at the Oscars 2019


“I came back and I said, ‘Do you guys know Zuhair Murad?’ and nobody knew who he was, none of the stylists, nobody in the United States knew who he was. I was like, ‘You have to get me this dress for the Met Ball.”


“I wore his dress to the Met Ball and after that, I just started using him for everything — he designed my last tour — we just have a great relationship. He’s a beautiful man, a beautiful designer.”


Speaking to A&E previously about his work,  he explained who the Zuhair Murad woman is and the aesthetic he aims for.


He said: “It’s about sensuality, femininity, and a touch of glamour. The cuts of the pieces are made with the intention to highlight the natural shape of the woman wearing them. The adornment including inserts of lace, embroidery, sheer panels, print and cut-outs are carefully crafted to achieve a strong silhouette.”


Zuhair Murad previously spoke to A&E about his line

Zuhair Murad previously spoke to A&E about his line



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