Inspired by the ’30s Art Deco movement and Chrysler building in New York, the Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 bridal collection featured a jolt back to the era of sophistication and modernity.
With ball gowns, straight necklines, tiered overskirts, full chiffon gowns, off-the-shoulder details, embroidery, as well as the feather embellishments, lace and crystal appliqué, Zuhair Murad mixed things up with new architectural silhouettes and geometric details.
The dresses were strong and fierce, while retaining the lavish flare the Murad bride wants. The lineup included off-the-shoulder ball gowns with straight necklines and capped or long sleeves; a deep V-neck sheath with a tiered overskirt, which offered both softness and structure; and a full chiffon gown with an embroidered bodice. Glitzy Art Deco embroidery and feather embellishments nodded to Old Hollywood glamour, but resisted looking too retro thanks to trompe l’oeil and tattoo-like effects.
For the brides who love his lush floral embroideries, Murad created corded lace and crystal appliqués that were scattered on full ball skirts, and delicate 3-D flowers bloomed on a slinky sheath as well as its pocketed overskirt. The designer was smart to include a few more traditional dresses, too, like a sleeveless, lace-appliquéd tulle gown with a bow belt, which was one of the most looks stunning in the collection.