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Jenna Dewan dazzles in Zuhair Murad outfit at iHeart Radio Music Awards

Jenna Dewan arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Awards on Sunday (AFP)
DUBAI: US actress and dancer Jenna Dewan made a stunning appearance on the red carpet at Sunday’s iHeart Radio Music Awards in California. Dewan — a host and mentor on NBC’s “World of Dance” talent show — wore a three-piece outfit from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

Murad’s black-and-red patterned crop top with embellished matching jacket, and black shorts overlaid with a black chiffon high-slitted skirt are part of the designer’s Spring 2018 haute-couture collection, entitled “Indian Summer.”

Dewan, 37, was born in the US to a German-English mother and a Polish-Lebanese father. She got her first major break as a dancer in Janet Jackson’s 2000 video, “Doesn’t Really Matter,” and performed as a backup dancer the following year on Jackson’s “All For You” tour.

In 2006, Dewan starred in the dance-themed romantic movie “Step Up” with Channing Tatum, whom she married in 2009.

Murad was born in Lebanon in 1971. He studied fashion in Paris after finishing high school and has gone on to become one of the Arab world’s most successful designers, worn by Najwa Karam, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Shakira, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Lopez and many more, including Princess Ameerah Al-Otaibi of Saudi when she attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Murad’s Spring 2018 collection has drawn criticism for the designer’s controversial decision to follow a Native American theme. He explained to “Vogue” that — far from being cultural appropriation — the collection was “kind of an homage” that showed his “respect” for the culture.

He told the magazine that his clients believed in his choices. “They trust me and they will follow me,” he said. Dewan’s striking red-carpet appearance shows why.

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