In her Eurovision 2021 music video for “Sugar”, Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko was a sweet confection working a blue burlesque bustier and a wig inspired by cotton candy. And while her looks were most definitely sweet, it would seem that Natalia is leaving the candy behind her as she leans into high-fashion glamour. Yes, we are pleased to reveal that Natalia is working with the noted Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad.
Natalia’s team shared the news with us on Friday, revealing that she and her closest advisors have already flown to Zuhair’s atelier in Beirut for the final fittings. As you can see from Natalia’s smile in the photo at top, she’s very happy about the final outcome. Natalia was joined by two of her good friends and collaborators — Philipp Kirkorov and Ilias Kokotas — in Lebanon.
Zuhair Murad will design Natalia Gordienko’s Eurovision looks
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As Vogue Middle East explains, Zuhair is known for creating “intricate embellishments, delicate details, and form-flattering silhouettes.” His past clients include global icons like Priyanka Chopra and Jennifer Lopez. In 2010, the “Ain’t It Funny” hitmaker wore a Zuhair Murad dress to the Met Gala that took 1,000 hours to make!
Another standout is Beyoncé’s look at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, which included sheer sequin details running along her arms and legs. Could Natalia go for a similar look in Rotterdam?
Other stars to wear his looks include Halle Berry, Lily Collins and Sofia Vergara.
What type of look do you hope to see Natalia in on stage in The Netherlands? Do you want her to retain the bright colours of her music video? Or are you ready to see her take a totally new direction? Let us know down below!