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Heidi Klum's Enduring Devotion for Arab Elegance Lives on in Wax

The newly revealed Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sculpture of Heidi Klum, the famous American-German model, showcases her in a vibrant gown created by the esteemed Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad. This choice is particularly fitting as Heidi Klum is frequently seen wearing attire from Arab designers.

Zuhair Murad shared on Instagram this week that the wax figure is adorned with a Zuhair Murad ready-to-wear Resort 2023 dress, known for its multi-colored design, paying tribute to her appearance at the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards. In fact, Klum had previously worn the same dress during her attendance at the event's ninth edition in New York City in September 2022.

Klum's outfit at the Madame Tussauds sculpture is a short dress adorned with sequins in shades of pink, purple, and gold, along with cascading strings of beads, imparting an element of grace and a glistening quality to the attire, with cutaway accents at the chest, highlighting Murad's distinct design. It's worth noting that Zuhair Murad is one of Heidi Klum's preferred fashion designers.

Back in May, Klum wowed at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a standout yellow gown from Zuhair Murad's Spring 2023 couture collection, featuring a draped jersey style with a crossed neckline and cutout details. Klum has a history of championing Arab designers, as seen when she wore a fully embellished figure-hugging gown by Lebanese-Italian designer Tony Ward at the Clooney Foundation for Justice's Albie Awards in September.


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In 2021, during the Luisaviaroma for UNICEF Gala in Italy, Klum made a memorable appearance in a heavily beaded, one-shouldered Elie Saab gown. The floor-length gown featured a thigh-high slit, a decadent bow on one shoulder, and a sleek chain belt at the waist. Geometric beading added a touch of shimmer to the dress, while Klum's minimalist hair and makeup allowed the eye-catching gown to steal the show on the red carpet.

In her most recent appearance, Heidi donned a blue tulle gown embellished with beads, featuring side cut-out accents, and a striking taffeta ruffled opera coat from Zuhair Murad's Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

On a separate note, Zuhair Murad boasts an impressive clientele that includes A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Emily Blunt, Becky G, Jessica Chastain, Chrissy Teigen, and more. Lopez herself has spoken highly of Murad, describing him as her favorite designer. She discovered him during a late-night Fashion TV show while on tour, wore one of his dresses to the Met Ball, and has since maintained a strong professional and personal relationship with him.

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