Assouline unveils luxury book dedicated to Lebanese icon Zuhair Murad

Assouline unveils luxury book dedicated to Lebanese icon Zuhair Murad
Put together by fashion journalists Alexander Fury and Babeth Djian, the book features ethereal photographs of models posing in natural landscapes and against historical backdrops. (Supplied)
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Updated 09 October 2020

Assouline unveils luxury book dedicated to Lebanese icon Zuhair Murad

Assouline unveils luxury book dedicated to Lebanese icon Zuhair Murad

DUBAI: Renowned for its luxury coffee table books, publisher Assouline has released its very first edition dedicated to Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

Known in the fashion industry and in Hollywood for his beaded, extravagant gowns, Murad announced the news on Instagram this week.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of our very first Zuhair Murad book published by @Assouline. The book encapsulates the realm of Zuhair Murad Couture over the past decade, displaying the meticulous craftsmanship, the fashion shows, the inspirations stemming from different cultures and eras, the iconic red-carpet moments and more. A big thank you to everyone involved in the creation of this masterpiece.”

Put together by fashion journalists Alexander Fury and Babeth Djian, the book features ethereal photographs of models posing in natural landscapes and against historical backdrops wearing a glittering array of Murad’s often-belted gowns.

“Each piece feels like a personal extension of myself and a display of dedication, talent and skill that fills my atelier,” Murad says in the book.


Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 
Updated 18 January 2021

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

DUBAI: US TikTok star Addison Rae stepped out in a pair of heels by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen this week.

The Beirut-based designer, who is the younger sister of Lebanese fashion influencer Karen Wazen,  launched her eponymous, celebrity-approved label in 2013 following stints with some of the most renowned footwear designers in the world, including Christian Louboutin and Rupert Sanderson. 

The designer’s impressive list of celebrity clientele covers a broad spectrum of stars, from Hailey Bieber to Tracee Ellis Ross and Jennifer Lopez to Kylie Jenner, who have all donned Andrea Wazen’s strappy sandals and stilettos.

Rae, who rose to fame doing fun-to-replicate dances, opted for the Immy mules in multi-color. The fanciful footwear features mesh lined with leather  and a cone-shaped heel. She paired it with a bright yellow sweater and mom jeans. 

It’s not the first time the 20-year-old has been seen rocking an Andrea Wazen design. 

Last month, the Tik Tok star shared an Instagram Story with her 33.2 million followers in which she was spotted wearing clear pointy-toed shoes with white-strap detailing, called the Dassy PVC pumps. 

She styled the shoes with a white shirt dress from French luxury label Louis Vuitton that featured large pockets on the sides and was tied at the waist with a matching belt.

Indeed, Rae seems to be a fan of the Wazen family’s businesses. 

In recent months, she’s also been seen wearing  sunglasses by Karen Wazen Eyewear, including a pair of “Vicky” in navy blue shades from Karen’s line, which launched in December 2018.

Meanwhile, Rae isn’t the only star who has fallen head over heels for Andrea Wazen. 

US actress Emma Roberts recently donned a blush, floral Ganni dress paired with shoes by Lebanese footwear designer.

She opted for the Denver Lavender pumps, a pair of mesh sandals with an adjustable buckle strap.

“The Kissing Booth” star Joey King is also a fan. 

The 21-year-old was spotted wearing the 90s-inspired Gloria mules for a recent press event in Los Angeles. She paired the mules with a top and matching leggings from New York-based label Lirika Matoshi and a By Far bag.