Winnie Harlow
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Winnie Harlow attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

When Zuhair Murad unveiled his Fall 2021 Couture collection in July, the Lebanese designer recalled the day his atelier was rocked by the Beirut explosion last year. His archives were destroyed and yet, he was able to present a full glittering collection. At the American Music Awards at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre on Sunday evening, Winnie Harlow wore one of the brand’s couture ensembles.

Winnie Harlow
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Winnie Harlow attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The model and former GRAZIA cover star attended the ceremony in a sheer mini dress which was emblazoned with thousands of intricate beads, rhinestones and countless hours of stitching. It featured a halter-style neckline, bare shoulders and open back. The look was styled by Jason Bolden and finished off with gold strappy heels.

Winnie Harlow
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Winnie Harlow attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

She shared closer details on Instagram stories:

According to a past interview, Murad described the collection as a format of celebration. “I wanted to show it in a physical format as a celebration of renewal and hope,” Murad said. “My clients almost demanded it. They want to enjoy life, go out again, buy new pieces and look beautiful, resuming a sense of luxe fastueux.”

“It was almost completely destroyed,” he said of the Beirut disaster. “My treasured archive went up in flames. I lost almost three-quarters of it, 20 years of work. But here we are, ready to bounce back. Resilience is deeply ingrained in our culture.”

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 07: A model walks the runway during the Zuhair Murad Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Just last week, Taylor Swift wore a Zuhair Murad shift mini dress for an interview on The Tonight Show following the highly-publicised re-release of album, Red.

Harlow’s look follows appearance from the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Billy Porter and Cardi B at the AMAs. The award-winning rapper who served as host of the ceremony walked the red carpet in a gold Schiaparelli mask and black sweeping gown.

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