Zuhair Murad is the current winner of the celebrity dressing derby, and not just in France. He is especially popular with young Hollywood, his creations having appeared on Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard and Kristen Stewart -- the latter star having famously worn his nearly-nude number to the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" in Los Angeles in November.
“The dress was a good contrast with her personality,” Murad said in our conversation backstage at his spring-summer 2013 haute couture show in Paris on Thursday. “She’s rock 'n' rock with her attitude, her hair and her makeup. The long dress was very delicate, feminine,” and perhaps the transparency of the lace was “a little bit shocking.”