If you ever find yourself in need of a dress that is inspired both by ancient columns and Ottoman candelabra - his words, not mine - do yourself a favour and go buy Zuhair Murad dress.
Lots of shimmer, lots of volume, lots of drama.
Mr. Murad first open his boutique in 1995 in his native Beirut; he has showroom in Milan, stores in Paris, and of course Dubai (Dubai Mall, across Jimmy Choo's boutique).
Everyone who's anyone in Hollywood has been photographed in his OTT gowns - from Miley to JLo, but what impresses me most is that he managed to get Wanda Sykes to wear him once as well.
Wanda doesn't even wear dresses!
Here she is (on the right) with her wife Alex: